Nora Naranjo Morse

About the Artist

Nora Naranjo Morse's most recent body of work is made from recycled mixed media, such as metal wire and twine. This is a major departure from her well known ceramics, yet it incorporates her distinct aesthetic and mastery of the sculptural form.

Naranjo Morse's installation and film project, "Always Becoming" can be seen at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. The project includes an outdoor installation of five large scale sculptures made from natural materials like straw, sand, wood and clay, and a feature length documentary film that expands on Naranjo Morse's theme of community and cultural

Naranjo Morse has earned an international reputation as a contemporary artist whose work examines the changing social landscape of Native life. She is part of a well-known extended family of Santa Clara Pueblo potters whose matriarch was Rose Naranjo. Her work has been exhibited in numerous museums across the country including the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC) and the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ).