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Finding water

22 July 2020

Mary-Jane Morris' art provides an example of the interdisciplinary intersection between art and science. There is a reciprocal relationship between the artist's field of interest in her art and her active career in environmental science. Her familiarity with the scientific language of data, statistics and mathematical formulae transmutes into her preference for an abstract  language of expression in her art. Morris prefers to engage with nature on an experiential level and as a result of her participation and specialisation in water projects, she has worked with the subject matter of water in her art production for a number of years now. She also experienced the Great Fire of 2017 in the Sedgefield/Knysna area when the fire started on the farm next door. The themes of fire and water in this body of work are therefore both highly personal and scientifically derivative. 

Participating: Mary-Jane Morris