Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Step Away from Text

I think that I have always suspected that there is different meaning to images than text. Words. My artistic life is an effort to express that different meaning. This conflicts with many other artists' efforts, who's creative lives are mostly textual. Text feeds the critics. Text feed academics. Text feeds a need for remote discussion. (I differentiate between text as written-blogged-read-performed and those words which are vocalized in face-to-face conversation between individual)

I don't really know where I am going with this (written text). Words cannot describe what Im am after. Perhaps that is it. I am after that which words cannot describe.

"A picture is worth a thousand words"

of an experience out of the ordinary
"Words cannot possibly describe it..."

Friday, February 25, 2011

direct link to the Grand Canyon sketchbook/journal on

This is selling better than I expected. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who bought the book so far.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dan Grayber interview

in this link below is in German, but nicely translated to English at the bottom of the page. So, click the link, scroll through the pictures and enjoy the sculpture, then read the interview in English.

He has a nice website with more sculpture for you to enjoy. This link goes right to the gallery page for all the lovely pictures.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sketchbook Tour starts in New York

Feb 19 - 27
at the Brooklyn Art Library

This link brings you to a nice page to view the Grand Canyon Trip sketchbook


search for the book using the ISBN: 978-0615444055

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Morgan's ETSY shop

feather and beaded earings

why would you by stuff from the mall when you could get real hand-made, artist-made items for yourself and loved ones?
Check out this shop and support fellow artists.

raising awareness...

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Grand Canyon sketchbook slide show

This sketchbook will tour the country with a large group show of sketchbooks in New York, Maine, Texas, Georgia, Washington D.C., Washington, California, Illinois, and Florida.

The title of the sketchbook is "It Must Be...done better (a Grand Canyon Trip)".

It Must Be refers to the existence of that which already exists with or without us; things like the Grand Canyon itself. It is a phrase which also is a recognition that we cannot go some places, or should not go some places, and that is the way it must be. I also believe that we, as humans, have mismanaged natural resources (specifically WATER in this case) and rethinking our rate of use, management techniques, and "rights" to water is something that MUST happen. There are more implications to It Must Be, some of which are too lengthy to list here, and others that you may think of yourself.

done better is directly related to the above paragraph, as well as reflects my own regrets about my personal journey in the Grand Canyon. I had a good time, but there are things that I would do differently/better next time.
(disclaimer: this has nothing to do with anyone else on the trip, only my own approach. We had a wonderful group on this trip, and I'd love to paddle down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon again with each one of them)

Enjoy the slideshow.
The images are hosted at
The tour of the sketchbook is an extention of a sketchbook project through Art House Coop

search for the book using the ISBN: 978-0615444055