Deirdre Murphy: Cabin by the Lake

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Deirdre Murphy

Cabin by the Lake

Oil on Canvas

30" X 30" X 2"


A decade of interest in avian migratory patterns, the effects of climate change and molecular biology drive Deirdre Murphy's artwork. This deep creative inquiry into patterns in nature both visible and invisible have led to a history of collaborating with scientists at esteemed institutions which include: The University of Pennsylvania, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Powdermill Nature Reserve/ Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Drexel University’s Academy of Natural Science, and Integral Molecular Laboratory. Imagery in Murphy's artwork ranges from data visualization of ornithology charts to phosphorescent images of viruses, to cellular structures in petri dishes that morph into star clusters, and light pollution maps to finally rest upon a Luna moth. Her recent pivot to virology has led to foreshadowing paintings that reflect upon our global humanity and the ties that bind us.