photo © Greg & Karen Mack 

On December 28, 2013, Bennie O Morrison passed away quietly in his home. A driver on Georgia Route 77 in Oglethorpe County could easily pass the mobile home out in the pine trees where Morrison would sit in his tiny studio with his tiny dog, painting tiny scenes on tiny objects. Many of his paintings required him to use a magnifier and a brush with one single bristle. Using acrylic paint, he reconstructed the details of farm life that he recalled from his youth onto almost any object he could put his hands on, including bricks, magnolia leaves, pots and pans, baskets and satellite dishes. He left behind some fantastic art objects that are not known to many people. If you come across his art, remember it’s worth a closer look.

 

by Karen Mack

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