Julia Morison, 'Tree Houses for Swamp Dwellers'
14 Oct 2013
Consisting of ten modular objects that read and function both as trees and as houses, Julia Morison's work can be engaged with on many levels.
Consisting of ten modular objects that read and function both as trees and as houses, Julia Morison’s work can be engaged with and explored on many levels.
The work incorporates light and plant forms, and creates spaces within itself for reflection and play. This significant legacy piece will remain as a permanent, re-locatable work in Christchurch City.
Julia Morison’s ongoing practice — incorporating painting, sculpture, photography and installation — is consistently underpinned by a complex symbolic system. Her vocabulary is inspired by esoteric and spiritual sources such as Hermeticism, the Kabbalah, alchemy and memory systems. Morison’s work has come to represent her own intellectual order through an interweaving of symbol, material and philosophy; re-interpreting or reviewing for a contemporary context. Morison’s work invites us to reflect on the ways structures manipulate the way we see things, with her interpretations offering a metaphor for other such systems and encourages us to consider systems themselves.