020217: A Moment of Calm

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News of the day, just about every day, seems to be so unsettling. Sometimes it’s a real challenge to find an offset.

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I think I found one, thanks to a trip through my photo libraries.

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The images I present today are part of a series I worked on and exhibited 5 – 6 years ago.

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Entitled the “Devonian Drawer” series, it was a quiet, almost meditative series of images in which my locally found fossils were partnered with various other objects and framed in an old metal drawer.

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The relationship of objects within each frame gives much room to interpretation.

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And perhaps that room for interpretation gives way to an inner quiet.

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Nothing grandiose here – just a quiet moment, a pause to catch my breath in the midst of frenzy.

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I hope you enjoy the selection.

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Thanks for the visit.

010517: A New Year (and a New Show)

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I’ve been looking through old libraries lately and running across files that I had long ago forgotten about. My studio is in a state of upheaval, having just finished printing for an upcoming show – that and boxes everywhere in preparation for my upcoming move.

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So these images (no fossils today) simply caught my eye for whatever reason and I thought I’d share them with you today.

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These four are from the site of the new studio.

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As I periodically pack a box or two something jumps out as if I’d never seen it before. Such was the case with Humpty Dumpty. Sitting there on the shelf next to a globe I bought a couple of years ago.

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And, finally, here’s a heads up about a show I’m looking forward to being a part of – Saturday the 14th in Catskill at the GCCA Gallery. I’ll have more on the show next week. This link to an article in the Windham Journal has more information.

Thanks for the visit. And Happy New Year!

November

Many overcast days this time of year. Thanksgiving right around the corner. My thoughts are with all my friends down in NYC, and the many others throughout the East, who continue to suffer the ravages of the recent storm. I hope that aid and comfort come soon to all those affected.

I’ll be away for the next few weeks and will not be posting again until the end of the month. Thank you to each of you for taking the time to read, view and comment on these posts. Until next time I will leave you with selections from my ongoing Devonian Drawer series, now assembled in full on my website.

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

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