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Hyperrealistic Drawings by David Morrison Reflect the Fragile Ephemerality of Organic Life

1 month ago   |   By Colossal

“Magnolia Series No. 3,” colored pencil on paper, 20 x 20 inches. All images © David Morrison, courtesy of Garvey | Simon Gallery, New York, shared with permission
Artist David Morrison highlights the fragility and fleeting nature of life through fresh magnolia blooms or a parched maple seed pod. With underlying shadows that imply sunlight or an overhead lamp, Morrison's drawings are deceptively realistic, appearing like three-dimensional organic matter resting atop blank sheets of paper.
Depicting burst pomegranates or an iris on the brink of opening, the colored pencil works reflect the...
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