© 2017 Gwen Murphy

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I am interested in the vulnerability of humans and other beings, and in the humor and pathos that arise from this vulnerability.  I see humor and pathos not as opposites, but as complimentary modes of exploring this theme.  I aspire to make pieces that are both expressive and surprising. 

 

I work with ash clay, acrylics, and found objects (particularly discarded shoes) to make my sculpture.   I create the paintings in acrylic, generating the images from surrealist techniques such as collage and blind contour.  The sculpture and the paintings both involve a lot of sanding and layering of paint.

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