IMG_1183_01_LR_10Before I get started on the latest fossil images (including the one above), a couple of quick notes:

1. A great weekend of art and natural beauty awaits this Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23 (12 to 6 PM) in the nearby hamlet of Palenville, NY., historically considered the “First Art Colony in America.” Following in that tradition are a fine group of artists who have come together to produce The Hidden Gallery Walk, two afternoons of great art in many locations, music, fine food and events too numerous to list here. Click on the poster below. It will lead you to lists of artists, events, etc.

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2. Cicada madness throughout this wide area. I couldn’t ignore this one as it crawled across this Devonian landscape.


I’ve been trying to find room in my little cabin studio to accommodate a new floor standing printer. Truth is there is no room. But this printer is no ordinary printer. I’ve seen it produce prints of transcendent magic! The current owner, a good friend and brilliant photographer, is packing to move and is divesting. She was careful in choosing the next owner.

Now I know that it’s a fine printer and all that. But I also know that the magic springs from the mind and eyes of the one controlling the machine. That remains with Sue.


So, as I was in triage mode, hoping to clear out enough to make room, I came across a couple of boxes of smaller fossils that I hadn’t seen in a few years.

IMG_1226_01a_LR_12Combined with some newfound objects and backgrounds, these fossils, all local to the area, seemed to breathe in new life!

IMG_1238_01_LR_10Interesting to me to match them up with an object that seems to have such versatility visually.


Since they were small fossils I thought it appropriate to match them up with backgrounds scaled appropriately.


Crinoids, corals, and brachiopods in a conduit box salvaged from a burned down factory

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And the old Kodak film box came out again in support of a brachiopod and a couple of pieces of coral.

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Finally, I’d like to leave you with this image, taken while visiting a friend. Something peaceful and quiet amidst all the noise.


Thank you as always for visiting this site. More images at www.artmurphy.com

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3 thoughts on “0620

  1. All of your fossil photos bring e a moment of peace and bewonderment amidst the noise of the world. And if you are in need of a little storage, have I got a few barns for you! Call.

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