In an application to the City of London, they said the fact the character “is limited to the tabletop that he lives on” offers an “interesting connection to the limits that society places on the lives of young wheelchair users, through inaccessible transport, the built environment and individual attitudes”.
They stated: “We therefore plan to use this not just as an art trail, but also as an education piece to inform the public about the limitations that society places on wheelchair users and how our work strives to achieve a more equal society”.
Morph was originally created to star in a short stop-motion animation in Tony Hart’s art show Take Hart. He was named Morph after his ability to change shape and lived on the artist’s table top and slept in a pencil box.
The 12cm high clay figure eventually got his own show with different series being shown on the BBC, Sky and YouTube.
The charity wants the sculpture trail to open in June 2023 and run to August that year. Members of the corporation’s Culture Heritage and Libraries Committee will decide whether to give the plan the go-ahead at their meeting on Monday after officers suggested it was approved subject to consultation about the locations.