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Bronze Stack 9, Viridian Green

Annie Morris

Bronze Stack 9, Viridian Green
Image: London Bronze Casting Photo Credit: Annie Morris, Jonny Walton / Kaptur Creative and London Bronze Casting


Taken from the artist’s distinctive Stack series, the 11.5-foot bronze sculpture by Annie Morris comprises a tall column of precariously arranged irregular spheres. The colour palette, including vivid blues, deep reds and vibrant greens, reflects both the busy outdoor environment of the city but also the stunning natural landscape that surrounds Yorkshire, a great source of inspiration to Morris whilst preparing for her first institutional solo show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 2021.

The sculpture is outside the West Yorkshire History Centre, a purpose-built archive that holds the history of the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1194, including records of births, marriages and deaths. These symbolic themes are echoed in Morris’s practice, which touches on vulnerability and strength, grief and renewal, hope, uncertainty, rebirth and creativity.



The Wakefield district is one of Yorkshire’s leading cultural destinations. The city is known especially for sculpture, being the birthplace of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. It is the only city outside London to have two Art Fund Museums of the Year: The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Bronze Stack 9 Viridian Green is part of a series of sculptures for the city, commissioned in 2023. The series offers a unique opportunity for everyone to experience and enjoy world-class art. Each artist has created a work especially for the place, its history and communities.

Wakefield Sculpture Trail


Annie Morris is known around the world for her stacked and coloured sculptures, as well as her tapestries and works on paper. She has made art for as long as she can remember and is interested in the key ideas of art: shape, lines and colour. She studied in Paris and used to love spending time in the art shop where Pablo Picasso bought his paints, surrounded by all of the colours and pigments.

For me, Wakefield is an area bound together by a cultural consciousness. It has a strong sense of community, belonging and togetherness. The West Yorkshire History Centre holds archives including births, marriages and deaths of the West Riding of Yorkshire back to the 12th century. These are symbolic themes echoed in my practice from vulnerability and strength, grief and renewal, hope, uncertainty, rebirth and creativity.


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