Darrel Morris Fine Art

Merlin -

“There is nothing in all the world more beautiful or significant of the laws of the universe than the nude human body.”

                                                                                                                                                                             Robert Henri

"The majority of my work is dedicated to the glorification of the human figure. In any artistic rendering of the figure there must be an undercurrent of passion and sensuality. Without this, a work is merely an academic exercise and has no soul. I seek to express this passion in my work. The play of light and shadow across flesh, a pair of smoldering eyes, the triumphant stance of an angel, or the pensive mood of a woman lost in her own dark thoughts. These are the subjects of my work. My figures are never passive. They are never victims. They are strong spiritual beings. In control of their own destinies, they are heroic, noble, and gloriously human, experiencing life in all of its complexity. My work rejects the degraded view of humanity that has been forced upon the world. People are not inherently evil. The human body is not sinful or obscene. I try to express the grandeur of the human spirit through the body that contains it. "

                                      Darrel Morris