Morris Norvin began studying art at the age of 8 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At age 12, Morris began taking figure sculpture classes with Ralph Rosenthal at the Museum of Fine Arts. He continued throughout high school and then went on to graduate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Today he teaches the very same sculpture classes he took from Ralph as a child.
Morris has worked with a diverse range of materials including metal, wax, clay, wood, plasticine, paper, glass and polymers. His preferred method is welded steel incorporating found, functional objects which he terms “Junk Art.” He takes pride in using the objects as he finds them with little if any manipulation. Each piece will someday be the perfect part of a particular sculpture. A planing tool might become a high heel or a gear chain could end up being a tail. Each piece has a specific purpose different from its original function. His work is mainly figurative and somewhat anatomical.