Recycling old blankets and transforming them from utilitarian items into beautifully crafted artworks, Morrison develops ideas of warmth, protection and security.
She says that in contemporary Western culture there is much focus around possessions, and blankets remain honest items. Their rawness, tactile severity and ancient connection to domesticity attract her.
Inspiration also comes from childhood where blankets represent a safe place for dreams. But there is also the transitional zone that a dream holds, especially in childhood, where there can be confusion over reality and dream, over the blurring of fact and fiction.
→ Katherine Morrison: A Dream or a Faded Memory?, 2005, exhibition card