b. 1980, Belfast; lives and works in Gateshead 2000-2003 University of Northumbria, Newcastle, BA 1999-2000 University of Ulster Claire Morgan’s fragile hanging installations reflect her interest in natural processes and...
2000-2003 University of Northumbria, Newcastle, BA 1999-2000 University of Ulster
Claire Morgan’s fragile hanging installations reflect her interest in natural processes and organic materials. In her works, the artist engages with the elemental conditions of man in his habitat and reveals the impossibility of grasping the complexity of life and death.
In her contribution to Cure3, Grey Area, Morgan has used thistle seeds, nylon and acrylic mirror; materials and forms which allow her to “explore questions about reality, perception and understanding”. The thistle seeds appear to float inside the Perspex cube, forming an ethereal, abstract artwork and the use of the mirror base allows the work to reach beyond the confines of the cube. With her installations, both large and small-scale, Morgan challenges our collective view of reality, which she believes is restricted by the limitations of our senses. “The world appears to be composed of dualities, but really, things sit at different points on many spectra. Everything is in a constant state of flux.”