Birds Fly, Butterflies Die
Medium:Enamel Alkyd, Mixed Media Collage, Polymer Resin on Wood Panel
Height: 60 in
Width: 39 in
Abstract grays, whites, and blacks, with a few spots of yellow and orange. Use the arrow buttons below the image to listen to a music composition based on the artwork performed by the GVSU New Music Ensemble, see 'Student Response' field below for details.
This piece was a part of Herbert Murrie’s exhibition “Chance,” which showed in Asciano, Sienna. 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.”