On the 10m high and 20m wide white exterior wall of a prominent rest area the British artist Paul Morrison has created an enormous mural. The painting is a black and white contemporary landscape which takes the apple tree’s role in myth as its motif. Morrison deliberately chose a monochromatic palette that allows the viewer to imagine and project their own sense of coloration onto the work. Drawing inspiration from sources that range from popular cartoons to botanical drawings to Renaissance woodcuts, Morrison creates his graphic assemblages by manipulating found images. Despite being fictional, the resulting hybrid landscape seems to reflect its natural surroundings.
Born in Liverpool, England, in 1966. Graduated from Goldsmiths College of Art. Lives and works in Sheffield and London.