The Gold And Green
8"x8" (10" square framed)
Encaustic on archival paper
Fair market value: $325
Murphy's encaustic drawings are completely analog, each stroke records a unique moment in time in sequence. They describe a progression from the beginning moment to the ending moment and in this way they mirror the narrative of life. The melted wax is beeswax, paraffin, and encaustic-I often throw in the wax of spent candles from my home. Her work questions the borders of fine art and traditional craft forms. In these encaustic pieces she is trying to make a physical picture of the rhythm and repetition at the heart of ordinary life.
Ellie Murphy is a sculptor living and working in Queens, New York. She was born in Urbana, Illinois, grew up in Lindsborg, Kansas, and studied Fine Art at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.