Kathy Morris has been inspired by the words of the founder of the Sogetsu School, Teshigahara Sofu
‘Sogetsu Ikebana is the drama enacted between mankind and nature’
Kathy’s practice is informed by how Sogetsu connects us with both the delicacy and the power of nature, and by how Sogetsu offers opportunity for the creative process. Two basic tenants of Kathy’s work is that Sogetsu is environmentally sensitive, and that it deepens our understanding of universal design principles.
Among her influences, Kathy counts a number of Sogetsu teachers in three states, beginning with Mildred Goldsmith in Noosa Heads in 1983, and including Norman Sparnon. She became a student of Masae Ako after seeing her demonstrate the making of arrangements at the David Jones Spring Festival, Sydney, in 1999.
Kathy has exhibited at a number of galleries, at ‘pop up’ venues, and has been involved in the collaborative process of making large outdoor group installations at Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens.
She gained the Teacher’s Course Fourth Grade Certificate in 2005, and holds group classes in Sydney, in Earlwood.