Marisa Murrow

Marisa Murrow finds inspiration in what otherwise would go unseen and unused. Looking into a jungle of fragments: stems without flowers, petals and buds separated from what once held them together, these paintings take shape through careful observation and omission of the obvious. Murrow incorporates elements from her work as a floral designer, rendering an intimate view of the materials that fall to the floor as she creates. Torn leaves, bent stems and broken flowers become their own sort of deconstructed arrangement. In these dark and richly painted wet-on-wet surfaces, Murrow describes her intimate connection with the flowers. Straddling the line between abstraction and representation, the artist presents us with a deeply personal view of what lives below the surface.