Paula Morison (b. Swindon, UK, 1985) is a conceptual artist working in a variety of media. Her practice is broadly focused on how we, as humans, try to order the world around us. She looks at the systems people create and the behaviours we exhibit that help us exert perceived control over our existence.
Measuring, recording, naming and categorising are all ways in which people try to create this order. We save things and preserve them for posterity. We archive things for the future. We believe in religions that promise us eternal life or reincarnation. We search for answers through stories and through science.
These concerns have led to her interest in quantitative rather than qualitative information. She is fascinated with data, numbers and dates, and time is very important to her. She is however also interested in the poetic and the whimsical, chance and coincidence, and she mixes these differing approaches together to various degrees in her work.