Nora Naranjo Morse
Nora Naranjo Morse's most recent body of work is made from recycled materials. Working with wire, plastic and other discarded materials Naranjo Morse is forging a new direction in her work. Although known for her ceramics, these new forms express Naranjo Morse's distinctive aesthetics and continued approach to her artistic growth.
Naranjo Morse works in several mediums including organic materials. The ephemeral installation, "Always Becoming" made of clays, packed earth, wood and stone can be seen at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. A feature length documentary focuses on the making of the five "Always Becoming" sculptures and the themes of land and community behind the installation concept.
Naranjo Morse's work has exhibited nationally at numerous museums and internationally. Nora continues to explore issues of environment, culture and the social practice of making art with community.