Fine Line Designs Gallery
Ephraim, Door County, Wisconsin

Pamela Murphy

I collect old photographs and choose figures from them for my paintings.  The people whose lives are recorded in those pictures are strangers, yet they are familiar to all of us.  They remind us of ourselves, our families, and our issues on both personal and cultural levels.

The figures in my paintings are presented on a surface that is rich and textured.  Many layers of paint reveal the history of the canvas and create a space that serves to isolate the form of each figure. My subjects have been disconnected from their original context and are recreated as icons for the viewer’s personal connection.  Each viewer brings with them their own specific history, so a single image can mean different things to different people.  The figures in my paintings exist in situations—or as objects—in which I hope the viewer will find a little of themselves

Sway Back

Paper Dolls

Sunday's Best

 

Lapin

 

Duet

 

Pastoral

 

 

Recollection

 

 

Home Team

 

Spring

 

Lawn Ornament

 

The Hug

 

Foxy

 

Blue Belles

 

Interlude

 

Hey Dey

Cathedral

Sojourn

Negotiation

Revival

Pensive

Mirage

     




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10376 Highway 42 (on the north edge of Ephraim) • Ephraim WI 54211
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