Sisters II, 2003
Painted steel, 260 x 100 x 60 centimetres each
Though each sister in Sisters II is constructed out of the same black finished steel template, and all stand 260 centimetres tall, every form is defined by its own posture. Every sister possesses a distinct personality representing the important individuality that characterizes every faithful relationship with God. Spiritual leadership is apparent in the mother superior figure, which is located just slightly ahead of the others. In the clustered three novitiates, each sculpture portrays a different model of a life in prayer and service. Sisters II is a replica of one of Katz's earlier sculptures, Sisters. It can be found in Coventry Gardens and serves as a marker honouring the Ursuline Sisters who owned and operated the Glengarda Centre and School on that land for more than 60 years.
About Morton Katz
Morton Katz began his career as an architect and held a professorship at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture for 10 years. During that time, sculptures became a natural, creative extension of his profession. He has exhibited at major Toronto Galleries, including The John Black Aird Gallery, The Sculptor's Society of Canada Gallery, The Koffler Gallery and the Ontario Association of Architects Gallery. His work is featured in private collections across the United States and Canada and has also appeared at the Art Dialogue Gallery in Buffalo, New York, as well as the Vineland Sculpture Garden in Vineland, Ontario. Katz continues to work in the field of architecture while also maintaining lecturing positions at the Avenue Road Art School, and the Art Centre, Central Technical School. Morton Katz is the past president of the Sculptor's Society Canada and the director of the Canadian Sculpture Centre.