Michael Murphy works with reclaimed items like acrylic plastic scraps and bullet proof glass. It's difficult to describe his works. They are sculpture and expanded graphic portraits. If you go to his website here you can click and hold and turn the work around virtually. When you look at his work face on, it's good. Interesting. It's when you view it from alternate angels, that's when it wows you. I mean really wows you.
|Stephanie Tubb Jones sculpture, front|
|Stephanie Tubb Jones, side view|
|Bulletproof glass, braided fibers, wood, and oil enamel|
|Bullet proof glass, braided fibres and wood|
|Spun and screen captured for you. Really, go see his stuff. It's wonderful|
Each of MM's pieces are independent and he does not issue his work in the form of a series. He works with other mediums such as wire and acrylic paints.
I love how he experiments with used materials and combines formal portraiture with executions that are both innovative and remarkable.