D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts Exhibits
October 14th, 2008 through January 4th, 2009
Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
The second series, A Culture of Bees, was inspired by the work of conservation biologist Claire Kremen, who discovered that the success of the bee depends on the diversity of breeds and the bees' ability to survive in a toxic world. Murray paints bee imagery in combination with medical imagery, which has been a subtext of much of her work. She draws inspiration from old medical journals, vintage agricultural imagery, and photographs. Works in this series are created in layers, using the processes of stenciling, stamping and printing, and materials such as gold leaf, beeswax and found paper.
Murray is a faculty member at Springfield College in the Visual and Performing Arts Department and has exhibited extensively throughout New England and beyond.