Chair # 09 Morgan Elser, Local Artist
Morgan Elser is the artist who created the beautiful Giving Tree Sculpture, commissioned by donors to the Morton Community Foundation, as a way to recognize individuals who have given to the Foundation at a certain level over the years. "The Giving Tree" sculpture, by Morgan Elser, is located at the corner of 1st and Jefferson Streets in Morton, IL.
Morgan's donation to the MCF's Chair-ity Auction is called "Wing-Chair", a play on words. Everyone who sits in the chair instantly becomes a little "Angel."
Working on numerous projects concurrently, I find my inspiration in the world around me as well as from my own life. The purpose behind my Art is to evoke emotion from the viewer. To make one laugh, to sigh, to shed a tear, to gasp or laugh out loud, seeing something unexpected in my Art. To open the viewer's heart or mind. Perhaps seeing life a little differently, to improve their corner of the world or to understand life on a new level. Working in many mediums, I strive to share the ability to help save a bit of the earth, to recycle and to create Art from earth's bounty.
Have you ever had a dream of that perfect sculpture for your home or business? Think of me when your dreams need to be made into the reality of Sculpture. From tabletop to monumental, and in most any medium, I can create your sculpture. The following scripture is one that really speaks to my heart. It comes from Exodus 31:1-5...
Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts.