“Since I began my career, I have been creating works to enhance the quality of life for urban dwellers by engaging them as active participants in an unfamiliar and puzzling anomaly in the environment. I aim to precipitate questioning on the way routine and conditioning effect acts of perception. So, I invent ways to surprise, excite and challenge the minds eye by creating space within each sculpture, where an act of discovery can occur. Accessibility to a wide audience is directly addressed through the universal language of form and archetypal imagery. This imagery connects humans to each other by relating to our commonalities. Although I am concerned with bringing people together, the work allows everyone to visit the site and depart with one’s own interpretation and a personal connection to the experience. The iconic quality of my sculpture highlights community pride and unity in diversity, thus transforming sites into memorable and enduring destinations.”
Owen Morrel is an active sculptor and public artist born in Amityville, New York in 1950.