Deedee Morrison is an artist specializing in large public works made of aluminum, steel, limestone, Lucite and solar powered light. Her sculptures have been exhibited and installed in permanent displays nationwide. Her studio is in a turn of the century steel foundry and limestone quarry and her work is heavily influenced by the setting as she juxtaposes the industrial with nature. Over the years, Morrison has expanded her spatial scope and currently focuses on large-scale work, including site-specific works created for architectural, urban, or landscape settings.
As a sculptor and installation artist, Morrison has a particular affinity for plants, other natural forms, and light. The sculptor has coupled her interest in the natural world with a fascination for technical and scientific advances. A unique style has evolved that reflect the artistʼs understanding of the nature, by using heavy industrial metals and laser jet cutting methods to create solar powered sculptures. By necessity, nature has solved many of the problems we are currently facing in our physical and built environments. Morrison attempts to imitate the design principles that exist in the world to create sustainable solutions with art, by mimicking the patterns and strategies found in nature.
Born in New Orleans in 1964, Morrison received her BA from The University of the South in Sewanee,Tennessee. In 2000, Morrison studied welding at Bessemer State College and began to work as a sculptor. Over the years, Morrison has expanded her spatial scope and currently focuses on large- scale work - including site- specific works created for architectural, urban, or landscape settings.