Week 15: Artist Interview

ELIA MURRAY

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This week at the galleries there were so many amazing art pieces everywhere. There were more than a couple that I wanted to interview including the work of a Nathan Lewis who had some amazing artwork on boards. Another artist that i thought had some cool work was Elia Murray. What first caught my eye was her cute little dog and cat sculptures! I love that Murray’s animal sculputures were just for fun! A lot of the artists have meaning behind all their art but I rarely hear any of them talking about a piece that really had no deep meaning. She likes animals and she decided to mold it for fun, I love how simple it was!

Elia Murray told us of how her mother was an artist and her dad was an illustrator so she was born into art! She’s the first artist I’ve talked too with both parents being artists which I think is pretty amazing. She started art seriously in High School. That’s when she really learned what she was good at and what she wasn’t. When she got to college, she wanted to actually become an English major but her mother disagreed with it so her she is majoring in Art!

Elia Murray’s pieces mainly were inspired by things she read or things she’s done. Her fish painting came from a poem that she read. The painting of the doctor with the child is from a healthcare article and her circus piece of the thin man holding the big woman is about finding a surface or a balance between a two-dimensional world. This summer Murray wants to start a job where she can earn money selling her art. Later though, she wants to become a character designer. I hope she accomplishes all of her hopes and dreams!

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