Heather & Ivan Morison

I am so sorry. Goodbye. (Escape Vehicle number 4)

HEATHER & IVAN MORISON developed a new work for the pond adjacent to the Japanese Garden, Golden Brook, that acts as a point of meditation within a structure built from Tatton Park’s annually felled trees.

Heather & Ivan Morison I am so sorry, Goodbye (Escape Vehicle #4)

I am sorry. Goodbye. (Escape Vehicle Number 4)
Scots pine, larch and sweet chestnut wood 

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Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

I am sorry. Goodbye. (Escape Vehicle Number 4) is a new structure for Tatton's gardens following on from the Tower folly, the African hut and the Japanese tea house. In the tradition of these buildings its influences come from far from home; from the 1970's west coast of America where a movement of people building handbuilt shelters influenced by the writings of Buckminster Fuller was beginning to grow. There, in California and Oregon, small utopian societies were springing up building geodesic domes for houses and meeting spaces. The radically new look of the domes, and the fast efficient building techniques used to construct them, conjured in their builders an idea that they were entering into a new bright future, one made of triangles and domes and big spacious living areas. However, it soon became apparent that these domes weren't the revolution in building and housing that people had thought they were; they were nearly impossible to make watertight, they were hard to heat, and they didn't remain standing as long as traditional buildings. The domes' acolytes drifted back into more traditional forms of housing, and now, in 2008, non of those original domes are left standing. I am sorry. Goodbye. exists as a lost instance from, and a monument to, that failed utopian moment.

Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

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Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion  Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Heather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Biography

Heather and Ivan Morison were born in Desborough and Nottingham, UK, respectively. They have worked together on many projects and have exhibited nationally and internationally.
Their work is at once a celebration of and a reflection on simple pleasures. and mirrors the passion, process and beauty of their subjects; an astronomer, an ice fisherman, dendrology, floristry, a beekeeper, a pig farmer, Java Sparrows, fungi, science fiction and wildflowers to name a few. 
The Morisons' recent exhibitions include: And so it goes: Artists from Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art 2007; Passionate Collectors, New Art Gallery, Walsall (2006/07); Thin Cities, Piccadilly Line, Platform for Art, London (2007). Their forthcoming project Tales in Space and Time will be featured at Folkestone Sculpture Triennale in 2008.

http://www.morison.info/