About Steve Murphy
Sculpture - 2018
The enigmatic and the familiar are territories explored in my process. Simple
forms which upon investigation reveal the complexities of their geometry. The
work is imbued with a sense of calm yet countered with threatening aspects or
perceived elements of danger. These dualities are crucial in creating that
aura of mystery.
The work engages the classical elements of sculpture; form, volume, surface
and edge. It is the result of a continued reductive investigation of those
sculptural elements that produce simple yet engaging geometric configurations.
I work within a limited range of shapes, edge treatments and angles of repose.
Juxtaposing these elements into multiple formats is the primary focus of my
continued investigation and development.
My intent is to be nonspecific in alluding to recognizable objects. My titles
are not to be construed as dogmatic or overly descriptive but more poetic in
nature thereby enhancing the interpretive nuances of the pieces. The revealing
of the unique physical nature of the selected materials employed adds to the
allure of each piece.
I want the viewer to bring their experiences to the work and find their unique
connections. To entice the viewer to enter into a quiet meditative experience
when contemplating these works and hopefully gain fresh vision and insights of