Sharon Murray: About

Walking and Thinking

Fire and Time are my favorite tools. Using these I create work through the transformation of materials, such as clay, metal or paint, to produce something of permanence. Poems and paintings are used as sketches and a means to preserve (transform) ephemeral moments of personal experience.

Sculptural forms are usually monumental or iconic, tapping into a universal language. Words, drawings and landscapes provide representational elements on the surface of a sculpture or in a painting. The use of screen printing techniques allows images to be repeated between forms, opening a visual dialog between artist and viewer.

Each person has a unique perception of the world, built day by day. As I walk through the world, through time, I reflect on this process of transformation. This is the place my work begins.

 

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Education

MFA Ceramics George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
M.A. Anthropology University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
B.A. Anthropology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Selected Awards

2004 Nuri Ozdogan Ceramic Prize, GWU
2004 Best Use of Alternative Media, Postcards from the Edge, GWU
2001 Finalist, Niche Award in Functional Metal, Rosen Group

Publications

Paul Andrew Wandless. Image Transfer on Clay. New York: Lark Books. 2006