Created and Sold by Deedee Morrison

Deedee Morrison

Timeless Purpose

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“Timeless Purpose" (sculpture with choreographed LED lighting)
is located in the new reading garden of the Forsyth County Central Library in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It serves as a focal point of the library and will be tied visually and physically to the surrounding environment and downtown community.

The work is highly visible to library patrons, passing pedestrians, and motorists; and is visible from inside the library auditorium and from its third-story balcony. Morrison worked with the stakeholders to craft the message that she had laser cut onto the pages. It was determined through workshops with students, patrons and staff that the word "Library" translated into over one hundred languages, would best express it’s "welcome for all" policy.

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Deedee Morrison

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Deedee Morrison is a nationally known public artist working on the forefront of designing solar powered and LED sculptures to communicate public priorities and vision. Morrison’s work combines traditional sculpture construction methods with cutting-edge digital design and fabrication technology. As a sculptor and installation artist, Morrison’s work has been heavily influenced by her interest in industrial forms and light. As a result, a unique style has evolved that reflects an understanding of the natural world by incorporating industrial materials, computer numeric control cutting methods (CNC), and organically inspired designs to create solar powered LED light sculptures. By combining green consciousness with forward thinking and sustainable designs, these light sculptures pay tribute to nature’s beautiful efficiency.
Deedee Morrison has been working as a professional studio and public artist for over 15 years and during that period, she has had the privilege of working with libraries, schools, parks, cities and municipalities all over the country to envision public art that embodies the cultural expression, the character and purpose of the project. Morrison’s past experiences have facilitated an integrated approach to art planning which emphasizes active collaborations and partnerships with design teams, landscape architects, architects, engineers and the community as a whole.”

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