Current Location:
Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall -> 4th Floor (FINK)
Location Notes:
FINK; 4th Floor; Right of Conference Room 400 (left as you exit elevator)

Birds Fly, Butterflies Die

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.58.15
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: 39 in
Description:
Abstract grays, whites, and blacks, with a few spots of yellow and orange.
Historical Context:
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.”