For the first time in her career as a renowned artist, long time Eureka Springs resident Susan Morrison has been commissioned to create a limited edition work of art that's Christian based. Linked with a form of poetry (haiku) the artwork is an image of a descending dove. “I felt that this drawing needed to be an invitation to feel the presence of Christ. Therefore,” she said, “the fact that it seems to say, ‘I am here,’ feels very powerful to me.”
The image is drawn in Morrison’s favorite medium of pen, ink and Prisma colored pencil. The prints will be reproduced using the giclée method, which is reproduced on a premium archival paper using ultra chromatic ink. In that medium, she said, the ink does not fade with exposure to light. The edition will be a limited number of 333 and print size will be 24" x 36".
“The other part of my challenge,” Morrison said, “was to draw the dove so that you could visually hear the wings, completing the vision of peace coming home.”
The haiku, normally a poetic form written in three lines of five, seven and five syllables respectively, is actually a vertical haiku. The poem, in monosyllables, was written in that manner because of the descending dove image.
A unique aspect of purchasing this work of art is that 33 percent of all profits will be donated to the charity of the individual buyer’s choice. Please specify with your order which nonprofit organization you would like to direct your donation towards.
Morrison, who has lived in Eureka Springs for several decades and who owns Signature Gallery there, has had her art displayed in many national exhibitions, including at the Hallmark Gallery in Kansas City and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. She has been awarded the United Nations Award for Corporate Excellence in the Environment along with the Good Housekeeping Green Seal for her work with the environment.