Claude Morin is an artist based in Moose Jaw, saskatchewan. His practice is informed by Fransaskois culture and science. He draws on his experiences of the prairies helping his grandfather on a farm in Gravelbourg. His influences come from Indigenous and Eastern perspectives, which are reflected in his art.
It is the living spirits of consciousness which sustain the universe! In the artist’s way, I believe it is necessary to harmonize one’s state of mind with the synchronicity of events. Mostly, I explore the transformation of Nature’s organic forms as they reveal change. Insights awaken a self transcendence to the emergence of the true essence of reality. I manipulate clay without aggression or the desire to impose my ego. I surrender to the process, observe the changes and embody the expressions of the clay. Finally, I abandon my inspired creations to the energetic forces of fire and air.
I wish to acknowledge my predominant mentors: Wendy Parsons, Zach Dietrich, Les Manning, Jack Sures, Robin Hopper, Rob Froese, Peter Callas and Serge Murphy.
Exhibitions highlights: Galerie Gora, Montréal, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, the 2009 Cheonju International Craft Biennale, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, and Galerie Lux, Montréal, The Sask Craft Council Gallery.