Oil on Panel
16" X 16" X 2"
Deirdre Murphy's paintings, prints, sculpture, and public art are made with the attentiveness of a scientist, observing our natural world beyond the visible surface. Her interest lies in the interconnected qualities of art and science, specifically the micro / macro patterns that reveal our connectedness; be it migratory avian flight patterns shared commonality with immigration routes, or how light pollution maps mirror viral molecular patterns, or aerial views of watershed systems that reveal vascular patterns. Through the act of creating, Murphy is aware of being both infinitesimally minute and integrally part of a larger whole. It is this dichotomy and the vastness of these images that provides perspective to our humanity.