Grandma’s Last Candy – Mint
About the Artist
My name is Amuri Morris and I’m an artist based in Richmond, Va. I recently graduated from painting/ printmaking at VCU. Throughout the years I have acquired several artistic accolades. I aim to promote diversity in art canon, specifically focusing on the black experience. One of my goals is to promote community engagement in the arts and better the community with my talent. My artistic philosophy is to utilize art as my vehicle for my individual journey of exploration and discovery, which has helped me deal with my anxiety and depression. For me, the paintbrush in my hand allows the boundary between the imaginary and reality to fade away. I’ve discovered that artistic creativity is something that can’t be stagnant, it looks beyond what’s there and sees what could be. My artistic passion derives from the surreal feeling of being a creator. I see it as simultaneously the ultimate form of escapism and the strongest tool I have to craft my own reality.
Art featured online at www.CourageArt.org