“COME TOGETHER” BY MICHAEL MURPHY

by Ariadna Zierold

michael murphy, installation, fist, come together, san diego, upper playground

Michael Murphy‘s (previously featured here) work is currently showing at the Wonderspaces pop-up event in San Diego. “Come Together,” an installation made of 2,200 descended parts, appears as a closed fist at certain angles. The fist is what the artist calls a “perceptual shift” sculpture. Stand in the right spot, and the piece shifts from an abstract collection of suspended cylinders to a fist.

AMAZING SCULPTURES BY MICHAEL MURPHY

by Ariadna Zierold

michael murphy, perceptual shift, sculptures, upper playground

Michael Murphy is a sculptor living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA and sculpture training from Kent State University in Ohio. He then received his MFA from the Art and Technology Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago while focusing on sound, installation, and metal casting.

michael murphy, perceptual shift, sculptures, upper playground

“When designing my work the goal is to create a unique and rewarding perceptual experience for viewers through artworks that are intellectually challenging and technically intriguing. I utilize optical illusion, technology, sculptural practices, and spacial techniques to create installations that stimulate viewers and deliver messages. I view artworks as vehicles for the transport of information and ideas. ”

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michael murphy, perceptual shift, sculptures, upper playground