Alicia Morris obtained her Bachelor of Illustration from Sheridan College, where she was the first recipient of the Innovation and Exploration in Media award. Her process is a visual stream-of-consciousness exercise in which actions taken on the paper become the content of the work. She creates restraints that inform what kind of material is used, the sort of lines that are drawn, or how many sides a shape will have. The resulting work invites the viewer into a process of constructing and deconstructing based on their own present state, creating a unique experience each time the artwork is viewed.
unknown page was created using only white paper and two words for a prompt: record and disappear. At a glance, the artwork appears to be a page from a book. You might walk past it, or you might approach it to read what is written there. Upon closer inspection, you realize that there are no words whatsoever. There are only rectangular cut-outs where words might be. As soon as the “words” come into your sphere of interest, they vanish, and the piece of paper can be seen for what it is: a piece of paper.
THIS Gallery acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.