The art of Chris Murphy
This show is a series of 3d relief pieces using a base of figurative fiberglass body casts with appendages and surface decoration in styles consistent with Norse and Celtic civilizations of Murphy's European background. These figures will be highlighting geometric and stylistic motifs from historical texts, runes, and tattoos married with modern technological industrial design such as circuit diagrams. Many of the obsolete mechanisms incorporated will echo the designs of these past civilizations. These will be primarily wall mounted with several free standing works and will include internal low voltage lighting. The portraits are wall mounted and incorporate electronic components imbedded in polyurethane form and to date deal with individuals instrumental in the development of society changing technology often overlooked or forgotten to history. The overall theme is the persistence of organic design in history.