The Baylor Health Sciences Library is pleased to present its latest art exhibit with paintings produced by artist Jennifer Morgan. Work from Morgan’s Transformation series will be on display in the Library now through April 24, 2015.
Emotion and energy are two things that Dallas-based artist, Jennifer Morgan, is not afraid to paint onto her canvas. She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied art history, marketing, and painting. A full-time artist for eleven years, Morgan frequently works with galleries, designers, art collectors and enthusiasts; she has been represented by galleries across the nation. Her empowering vision and bold use of color and emotion bring life and inspiration to the art community of Dallas.
“This series combines my love for art and my love for animals. It was inspired by an excerpt from Henry Beston’s book, The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod”:
We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. Therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.
Beston, H. (2013 reprint). The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod. 1928. New York: Holt.