Internationally acclaimed glass-maker Richard Morrell joined Jenggala Keramik Bali in 2001 where he is training staff in his art form while creating innovative new designs in glass.
Into the Deep
His current one-man exhibition "Into the Deep" draws its inspiration from the sport of scuba diving, an activity Richard has pursued regularly since moving to Bali.
According to Richard, "the opportunity to go diving offered the possibility of physically going below the surface, and having a real life experience of something which I had sought in the abstract, and in my work, for so long. The collection of glass vessels presented here pursues my familiar theme of getting below the surface, but is now influenced by the mental images I gather while under the ocean."
Indeed, many of the shapes, colors and images in the current exhibition resemble colorful soft corals and sponges familiar to every tropical diving enthusiast.
The Artist says his work operates on both a physical and metamorphic level, suggesting the ever changing ebbs, colors and flows of life - hinting at a meaning of a life which may have faded into a more distant primal memory.
Born in the United Kingdom, Richard Morrell has studied at the Stourbridge School of Art before emigrating to Australia to establish a hot glass course at Monash University. After a brief stint as an educator he established a number of glass-blowing workshops and studios creating works that have been exhibited in England, Wales, Denmark, Germany, U.S.A., Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia.
Into the Deep
Richard Morrell's current exhibition at Jenggala Keramik Bali runs from March 4 through May 5, 2005.
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