Current Location:
L. William Seidman Center -> 3rd Floor (WSC)
Location Notes:
WSC; 3rd floor, Deans Suite

Stone, Snow, Silence & Air

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.58.5
Artist:
Herbert Murrie
Credit:
Gift of Herbert and Lisa Murrie
Medium:
Enamel Alkyd, Mixed Media Collage, Polymer Resin on Wood Panel
Date:
2010
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 60 in Width: 40 in
Description:
Mostly white and light purple collage with a dark upper corner incorporating yellows, greens, reds, and dark browns.
Historical Context:
This piece was a part of Herbert Murrie’s exhibition “Chance,” which showed in Asciano, Sienna. The exhibition followed a path through town, beginning at the Church of San Francesco, terminating at the Museum of Palazzo Corboli. Murrie is reported stating that he wanted “to send a message of positivity, let us know that a possibility exists even in times of political, economic, and social crisis. The composition between different shapes, colors, textures, proportions, and harmonies becomes an abstract system similar to that of music. Leave that to happen, rather than following a plan, and it may be more authentic, richer, more alive.”