Installation and collage artist currently based in Mankato, MN. Earned her BS in Art Education, BFA in sculpture, and MA in Installation all at Minnesota State, Mankato.
Using methods parallel to theatrical scene design, Morgan's installation work sets the stage for an eerie narrative that the viewer finds themselves submerged into. Carefully placing props and details into the scene, Sierra allows viewers to piece together the macabre story of the fictional characters that inhabited the scene.
"In my work I include themes of contrast. I enjoy toeing the line between making work that is equally beautiful and intriguing to look at, while also peculiar (and to some, deterring) in content. Using bright colors and fine details, viewers are encouraged to approach the work and engage with it. At the same time, however, the environment within the work reflects an experience that is, to say the least, less than pleasant. A padded cell made to contain unstable patients in mental turmoil with bright yellow walls and matching, dainty furniture. The contrast between the delightful colors and decoration, in such an eerie, unexpected place, creates a pulling and pushing of audience attention."
Her collage work echos the same unnerving aura at her installations. Disfigured portraits, from grinning children swallowing kittens, to haunting hollow-eyed elders, take the concept of portraits and flip it on it's head to reveal a cheeky depiction of fictional characters.