Archaeology and prehistory have long been rich sources of inspiration for Meredith Morten ‘79 (MFA Fibers). Over the years, her fascination with artifacts, including stone rings, tumuli, anthropomorphic vessels, tools, and weaponry spanning the Neolithic to Iron Ages, has informed her artistic practice creating clay sculptures, installations, and performance art.
Meredith’s current project investigating and creating ceramic works based upon Late Bronze/Early Iron Age artifacts and earthworks on lands that once belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy has garnered a Fulbright Scholar grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. Meredith’s residency will focus on the Hallstatt, Urnfield, and Tumulus cultures. This is the second time she has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship.