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

Narcissus

 

Hide and Seek II

Kiss

 

Hindsight

 

Lucia

 

Three Springs, Cedar Swamp

 

 

 

Bee Still

 

Ruby

 

Child Bather II

 

Precocious

 

Portal

 

Abyss

 

Trifle

 

Heartland

 

Orbit II

 

Swarm V

 

 

Cather

 

Faded Glory

 

Two of Spades

 

 

Placid

 

Das House 'n' Bloomin

 

No Place Like Home II

 

 

Watchful

 

Rabbit Tales

 

Unspoken II

 

 

Sky High

 




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