Morrison, Eddie

Eddie Morrison specializes in creating three-dimensional works from wood, stone & bronze. His contemporary tradtional style also incorporates relief-carved images which give his work multiple layers of visual interest & meaning. A Cherokee Indian born September 29, 1946 at the Claremore Indian Hospital, he was raised by his grandmother Jane Batt Brackett, a full-blood Cherokee Indian in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. He graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a degree in Three Dimensional Arts. Other classes included Art Student League of Denver and Marble Stone Carving. "My statement about my work is that I consider the natural forms of the wood & stone & believe in letting the material speak for itself & feel that they have their own stories to tell." "Besides my own feelings & interpretations, my ideas & themes come from the philosophies of Indians about life, spirituality, respect for life, animals & all that is around us given to us by the Great Creator."

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