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Artist Information

Name: Sylvia Morse
Medium: Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Style: Abstract, Pop Art

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=“middle” width=“full”][vc_column width=“1/6”][/vc_column][vc_column width=“2/3”][vc_tta_tabs layout=“trendy” stretch=“1” title_font=“body”][vc_tta_section title=“Biography” tab_id=“1556904212576-a00267d3-de6ecfc7-1e2fbf04-4ffa89a3-53844463–04c6”][vc_column_text]As a huge sup­port­er of the Arts, Sylvia Morse hit the ground run­ning mak­ing a huge impact in the Art world in and around Tyler, TX. She worked with Tyler High Schools in 1986, to suc­cess­ful­ly cre­ate a 600′ Texas Sesqui­cen­ten­ni­al mur­al on Loop 323.

Sylvia holds the vol­un­teer posi­tion as Artist Coor­di­na­tor for the Heart of Tyler, Inc., a non-prof­it with the mis­sion of the Revi­tal­iza­tion of Down­town, Tyler. She has cre­at­ed and devel­oped Art Camps for Tyler Junior Col­lege for the past 8 years and is pur­su­ing a Fine Art Degree at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Tyler. Her focus is in Small Met­als and Ceram­ics but also paints murals and cre­ates large Papi­er Mache Sculp­tures. She teach­es Jew­el­ry Mak­ing class­es for Tyler Junior Col­lege’s Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Pro­grams at the West Cam­pus in Tyler as well as a vari­ety of Work­shops around East Texas.

You can find works by Sylvia Morse on dis­play in office build­ings, restau­rants and gal­leries in and around East Texas.

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Artist Interview: Sylvia Morse

What are your ear­li­est mem­o­ries relat­ed to art?
I have been mak­ing some form of Art my entire life.

How and when did you start becom­ing an artist yourself?
Art came nat­u­ral­ly to me. I made art all of the time. I did ceram­ics and sil­ver smithing in high school and knew that’s all I want­ed to do. The only prob­lem, was that no one ever told me I could grow up and be an Artist. I end­ed up major­ing in busi­ness and worked in Cor­po­rate Amer­i­ca until I final­ly had enough and decid­ed to focus the rest of my life in the Arts and the cre­ation of Art.

What was the evo­lu­tion like toward find­ing your cur­rent voice and visu­al vocabulary?
The evo­lu­tion was nat­ur­al, I only wish it could have hap­pened earlier.

What is your process like?
I get an idea in my head, it con­sumes me, I lose sleep over it until I cre­ate it.

I lose all con­cept of time and I am the hap­pi­est when I am cre­at­ing. I keep a pos­i­tive envi­ron­ment and pour myself into each project. Music plays a big role in the cre­ation process and keeps my mood elevated.

Is there any­thing from your artist state­ment that you wish to expound on, that you nor­mal­ly don’t have the chance to discuss?
Not at this time.

What do you try to con­trol in your sur­faces, and what do you leave to chance?
My ceram­ic sculp­tures have refined lines and are indus­tri­al in nature. I find it dif­fi­cult to leave much to chance.

Where do you see your work going from here?
I only see my body of work grow­ing and many oppor­tu­ni­ties for pub­lic art in my future.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][vc_column width=“1/6”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=“middle” width=“full” css=”.vc_custom_1556905803913{padding-right: 5% !important;padding-left: 5% !important;}”][vc_column][us_grid post_type=“attachment” images=“1913,1914,1915,1916,1917,1918,1919,1920,1921,1922,1923,1924” items_quantity=“15” pagination=“ajax” items_layout=“gallery_default” type=“masonry” columns=“3” overriding_link=“popup_post_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row]