SCOTT MURPHY

SCOTT MURPHY

My latest work has been informed by an early retirement, a serious car crash and the promise of a grandchild.

The get well balloons in my recovery room inspired the balloons in my recent paintings. They fly by their own free will, much like I could do when I was hallucinating. I was what shape or form I took when I flew. I just knew that the farther away and the higher I went, the less I was connected to my life back home.

I saw horizon lines stacked like pages in a book and watched as they turned from line to plane beneath me. The decision to come back to my bed seemed to be made in a very casual way, like reaching for a coffee cup or watching the rain through a window.

Now that I am back and once again connected to the earth, it feels more important to get things right this time. I hope the viewer will enjoy the metaphor of things that fly in my new work and maybe let a few things go in the process.

Runaway Circus Bear

Runaway Circus Bear

Oil on Canvas 36x24

The Red Truck

The Red Truck

Oil on Canvas 30x24

After the Car Crash

After the Car Crash

Oil on Canvas 36x24

Parade Float with Sparrow

Parade Float with Sparrow

Oil on Canvas 36x36

After They Privatize the Clouds

After They Privatize the Clouds

Oil on Canvas 16x40

Balloon Boy

Balloon Boy

Oil on Canvas 24x36