2019 ERT Larchmont
Deedee Morrison is a nationally known public artist working on the forefront of designing solar powered and LED sculptures to communicate public priorities and vision. Morrison’s work combines traditional sculpture construction methods with cutting-edge digital design and fabrication technology. As a sculptor and installation artist, Morrison’s work has been heavily influenced by her interest in industrial forms and light. As a result, a unique style has evolved that reflects an understanding of the natural world by incorporating industrial materials, computer numeric control cutting methods (CNC), and organically inspired designs to create solar powered LED light sculptures. By combining green consciousness with forward thinking and sustainable designs, these light sculptures pay tribute to nature’s beautiful efficiency.
Deedee Morrison has been working as a professional studio and public artist for over 15 years and during that period, she has had the privilege of working with libraries, schools, parks, cities and municipalities all over the country to envision public art that embodies the cultural expression, the character and purpose of the project. Morrison’s past experiences have facilitated an integrated approach to art planning which emphasizes active collaborations and partnerships with design teams, landscape architects, architects, engineers and the community as a whole.
Morrison has installed every project according to deadline dates and within budget, working with local companies as available and contributing back to the community. Morrison works closely with the architects, designers, city planners and community to understand the unique characteristics of the environment. A good public art story considers all these significant elements and weaves them together into sculptural form. Final design includes fabrication documents, stamped drawings, detailed narrative descriptions of the art concept, a listing of materials and fabrication technique, a detailed budget and long term maintenance manual.