Friday, May 31, 2013

Artist Spotlight // Michael Murphy

I was introduced to Michael Murphy's work yesterday and I instantly fell in love with his innovative and creative approach to art. His pieces are at times controversial. Take his latest work "Damage," which is a sculpture composed of 1,200 suspended black ping pong balls. When viewed from the perfect angle, the seemingly pointless arrangement of black spheres form the shape of an assault rifle. The project is meant to open up discussion on the controversial role of guns in today's society.  

You can watch the time lapse of the art installation, which is being featured at the AVA in Chattanooga, TN, below. 

You can catch more of his work on his website HERE.


  1. I remember reading about this awhile ago and thinking it was the coolest thing! So unique.

  2. Um this is effing incredible. I can't imagine how much patience this must have took. Love it. Some of the most memorable art in history has been rather controversial and thought provoking!

  3. Very cool! My brother lives in Chattanooga...I'll have to tell him about this!

  4. This is super cool, thanks for sharing!

  5. wow this is really interesting and different!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  6. Oh wow this is super cool. I can't imagine the work that went into getting it right!

  7. Holy crap! How awesome is that!?


  8. That is so cool! I just checked out a lot of his stuff and it's really interesting and unique!

    Thanks for sharing, exactly the kind of inspiration I needed for my rainy Monday morning.


  9. wow - this is incredible!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my post.x

  10. Amazing, one of those things that would be so cool to see in person! He must be incredibly patient to plan out a piece like that, love it :-)

    Vanessa x

  11. How did I miss this post?! What an awesome installation!


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