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ITALIAN TRAFFIC JAM

Posted on: Fri, 2014-12-05 00:43   By: admin

"I started with 3 classical Roman columns of three different orders and thought I’d wing it from there. On top of these I put three historic Italian style buildings -- one is actually at Yale. They looked like little bird houses. Then I decided to put a bridge connecting them which would help to determine their scale. Then since I had the bridge I put cars on it, giving it a further sense of scale. Then I thought the bottom was a little empty so I put in a tsunami."

ITALIAN TRAFFIC JAM by Robert Morris

NEW HAVEN

Posted on: Fri, 2014-12-05 00:33   By: admin

"I knew from the start I wasn’t just going to do New Haven. I was going to do piece by piece, putting it together like a puzzle. I started with Harkness tower because it’s striking; it was the centerpiece of Yale when I went to school there. It was like a crossword puzzle – where something horizontal might fit into something vertical. I kept on doing vertical and horizontal, where there was an empty space.

NEW HAVEN by Robert Morris

MIGRATIONS

Posted on: Fri, 2014-12-05 00:30   By: admin

"I worked from left to right, the way one writes. I started with a French town on a river from a travel book. On the right the town began to diminish, into the suburbs and then new development starts. So I did very modern buildings, an international style of architecture with a show of affluence. It needed a little extra, so it occurred to me, a line of migrating birds, utilizing the sky without filling it up."

MIGRATIONS by Robert Morris

TUSCAN FLYOVER

Posted on: Fri, 2014-12-05 00:23   By: admin

"It’s always in relation to a need. You start with something that’s interesting to you, so I started with three buildings and was trying to get an idea of what happens then. There was relatively little space, so I put airplanes up there. A lot of tourists fly to Tuscany these days, and this is what they’ve come from around the world to see.

TUSCAN FLYOVER by Robert Morris

TEMPLE OF ART

Posted on: Thu, 2014-12-04 23:53   By: admin

"I started with the facade of a cathedral. I used color because I wanted to do something warm and luminous. And these places have, over the ages, acquired some color. I added dear friends and accomplices -- drafting tools, pens, brushes, and they all took on these colorations. So the tools become the subject."
-- Robert Morris

TEMPLE OF ART by Robert Morris

CRACKERS AND FOSSILS

Posted on: Thu, 2014-12-04 23:47   By: admin

Like most of my drawings, this was done from the ground up. I started with the stone at the bottom and started piling them up in ways you couldn’t do in real life so they begin to appear that they’ve been done by a trickster. I even sneaked in something that looked like a stone but wasn’t; I wanted to go out to the side so I put a church on it. I topped it all off with round things as opposed to square things, carefully balanced. In short, it’s a balancing act. - Robert Morris

CRACKERS AND FOSSILS by Robert Morris

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