Perceptual Art

The Work of Michael Murphy

AJ1
The AJ1 is a sculpture that captures the fusion of the iconic Air Jordan logo and the Air Jordan One sneaker as envisioned by sculptor Michael Murphy. Murphy is known for his creation of custom artworks for the Jordan brand. This is Murphy's first ever limited edition. Each 10" x 9" x 8" resin cast is made by hand and hand painted by Murphy and his team in Brooklyn, New York. This is an edition of 50 pieces and each comes with its own custom sneaker box, a kickstand, and certificate of authenticity verifying its edition number. Pre-sale starts August 6 at noon. Send an email to i@mmike.com if you'd like to be added to the list.

LIVSuperbowl100

Super Bowl LIV | NFL 100

New multi-directional illusion sculpture created for Fox Sports and the NFL to commemorate 100 years of NFL. Keep a look out if you’re watching Super Bowl LIV on Sunday!

Jimmy Garoppolo | Perceptual Art - Super Bowl LIV | NFL 100

Patrick Mahomes | Perceptual Art - Super Bowl LIV | NFL 100

Tribute to Kobe Bryant.

AIR - 2019

Mulidirectional illusion sculpture for the Sneakertopia pop-up event in Los Angeles, CA.

The Immigrant - A tribute to immigrants. 2019

3D halftone sculpture. When you view the 2,300 wood balls from forty feet away you see an image of Murphy’s wife Natasha. The work calls attention to the positive contributions immigrants make to our communities. Natasha is an immigrant and it's with her help that this piece was made possible. This tribute is intended to introduce positivity into a negative and overly politicized conversation.

CRISIS/HOPE Commissioned by A&E for Intervention TV show

WAR MACHINE

Identity Crisis

Come Together

Movement

CHANGE PAYS installation in the Oculus at World Trade Center One.

Toyota Highlander. Displayed at the 2019 NY Auto Show.

Dolly. Portrait of a waste picker from India rendered out of plastic waste. Displayed at the Borough Market in London

Bombardier. Displayed at EBACE 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

A selection of previous works.

STOP WAR in Worcester Mass for POW WOW Worcester

SUBARU

Trap Muzik Installation for TI

Climate Change is Real

GUNSKULL

Centerpiece for the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA

Perceptual Wordsearch

Deion Sanders sculpture for ESPN at Superbowl LIII In Atlanta, GA

Centerpiece sculpture for McCormick headquarters

Look CLoser - Commissioned for A&E

LEXUS

Che

V-Cam TV spot for LG

LG Audio

Garbage

Opener for the NHL Stanley Cup Finals

Reigning Champ

NEXTRAN

LOVE YOU

LEGION

Elena

Ron Dalton

Lee Jeans w/ Hypebeast

Young Pope for Sky Atlantic

Make America Great

Goalie

LEGACY

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis
Jordan Chandelier

Flight 23
Harajuku, Shibuya, Tokyo

Jordan Chandelier

Flight 23
Harajuku, Shibuya, Tokyo

Flight 23
Harajuku, Shibuya, Tokyo

Branded

Branded

Branded

Branded

Branded

Gold Jumpman

Gold Jumpman

Gun Country

Gun Country

Electoral Divide

Damage

Damage

Obama Sculpture for TIME Magazine

In God We Trust

TED sculpture

TED + TARGET
Sculpture created for the annual TED conference, Vancouver, BC
2,500 neoprene balls, monofilament and steel mesh.
32' X 12' X 12'

MLK Memorial

Model for the People's Memorial to MLK

Perceptual Shift

Perceptual Shift

Perceptual Shift

Perceptual Shift

Perceptual Shift

Perceptual Shift

Perceptual Shift

Perceptual Shift
Perceptual Shift

Perceptual Shift

Perceptual Shift

Perceptual Shift

Perceptual Shift

Perceptual Shift

Perceptual Shift

TED+TARGET

TED + TARGET
Sculpture created for the annual TED conference, Vancouver, BC
2,500 neoprene balls, monofilament and steel mesh.
32' X 12' X 12'

TED+TARGET

TED + TARGET
Sculpture created for the annual TED conference, Vancouver, BC
2,500 neoprene balls, monofilament and steel mesh.
32' X 12' X 12'

TED + TARGET
Sculpture created for the annual TED conference, Vancouver, BC
2,500 neoprene balls, monofilament and steel mesh.
32' X 12' X 12'

Gold Jumpman

Gold Jumpman
New installation at Niketown Chicago.
Gold plated aluminum.

Gold Jumpman

Gold Jumpman
New installation at Niketown Chicago.
Gold plated aluminum.

Gold Jumpman

Gold Jumpman
New installation at Niketown Chicago.
Gold plated aluminum.

Gold Jumpman

Gold Jumpman
New installation at Niketown Chicago.
Gold plated aluminum.

Gun Country

Gold Jumpman
New installation at Niketown Chicago.
Gold plated aluminum.

Gold Jumpman
New installation at Niketown Chicago.
Gold plated aluminum.

Gun Country

Gun Country
150 toy guns 12' X 20' X 12'
Installed on the roof of UICA in Grand Rapids, MI for Artprize 2014

Gun Country

Gun Country
150 toy guns 12' X 20' X 12'
Installed on the roof of UICA in Grand Rapids, MI for Artprize 2014

Gun Country

Gun Country
150 toy guns 12' X 20' X 12'
Installed on the roof of UICA in Grand Rapids, MI for Artprize 2014

Gun Country
150 toy guns 12' X 20' X 12'
Installed on the roof of UICA in Grand Rapids, MI for Artprize 2014

LA 2014
Particle sculpture installed at Grand Park in Los Angeles as the centerpiece for the city's first public New Years Eve celebration.
10' X 14' X 20' - 750 neoprene spheres, LEDs, and monofilament

LA 2014

LA 2014

LA 2014

LA 2014

Jordan Chandeliers
Nike Berlin at Europa Center - laser cut acrylic

Jordan Chandeliers
Nike Berlin at Europa Center - laser cut acrylic

Two Jordans
Nike Berlin at Europa Center - laser cut acrylic

Two Jordans
Nike Berlin at Europa Center - laser cut acrylic

Hero piece at Flight 23 in Manhattan - 350 gold plated aluminum jumpmen

Hero piece at Flight 23 in Manhattan - 350 gold plated aluminum jumpmen

Hero piece at Flight 23 in Manhattan - 350 gold plated aluminum jumpmen

Damage

Damage
black balls, steel, and braided fiber - 10' X 20' X 10'

Damage

Damage
black balls, steel, and braided fiber - 10' X 20' X 10'

Damage
black balls, steel, and braided fiber - 10' X 20' X 10'

In God We Trust

In God We Trust
at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland
Wooden graphic images, braided fibers, and steel - 10' X 8' X 6'

In God We Trust

In God We Trust
at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland
Wooden graphic images, braided fiber, and steel - 10' X 8' X 6'

In God We Trust

In God We Trust
at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland
Wooden graphic images, braided fiber, and steel - 10' X 8' X 6'

Lebron James

Lebron James
Site-specific sculpture for NikeSF - laser cut acrylic and braided fibers

Lebron James

Lebron James
at NikeSF - laser cut acrylic and braided fibers

Lebron James

Lebron James
at NikeSF - laser cut acrylic and braided fibers

Hammer

Hammer
wooden dowel rods and paint - 16" X 24" X 36"

Hammer

Hammer
wooden dowel rods and paint - 16" X 24" X 36"

Team Extreme Jesus

Team Extreme Jesus
at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland - toy soldiers - 8" X 24" X 84"

Deric Lostutter

Deric Lostutter
bamboo and acrylic - 6" X 24" X 36"

Deric Lostutter

Deric Lostutter
bamboo and acrylic - 6" X 24" X 36"

Julian Assange

Julian Assange
bamboo and acrylic - 16" X 24" X 24"

Julian Assange

Julian Assange
bamboo and acrylic - 16" X 24" X 24"

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin
hand cut acrylic - 16" X 24" X 24"

Wave

Wave
cast urethane - 6' X 24" X 8"

Nelson Mandela

Mandela
soft pastels - 68" X 42"

Obama

Electoral Divide
Portrait of Barack Obama commissioned by Time Magazine for the 2012 Person of the Year issue.

Obama

Electoral Divide
Portrait of Barack Obama commissioned by Time Magazine for the 2012 Person of the Year issue.

obama

Electoral Divide study
Portrait of Barack Obama commissioned by Time Magazine for the 2012 Person of the Year issue.

Separation of Church and State

In God We Trust
Created for the UNC Charlotte exhibition E Pluribus Unum. On view during the 2012 DNC.

Separation of Church and State

In God We Trust
Created for the UNC Charlotte exhibition E Pluribus Unum. On view during the 2012 DNC.

Separation of Church and State

In God We Trust
Created for the UNC Charlotte exhibition E Pluribus Unum. On view during the 2012 DNC.

heart

Twist
craft sticks and urethane

heart

Twist
craft sticks and urethane

Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg
Expanded Graphic Portrait of Mark Zuckerberg
Hand cut bulletproof glass, braided fibers, wood, and oil enamel

Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg
Expanded Graphic Portrait of Mark Zuckerberg
Hand cut bulletproof glass, braided fibers, wood, and oil enamel

STJ

Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Stainless steel, granite and urethane - 8' X 7' X 5'
Located at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center, Cleveland, OH

STJ

Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Stainless steel, granite and urethane - 8' X 7' X 5'
Located at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center, Cleveland, OH

Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Stainless steel, granite and urethane - 8' X 7' X 5'
Located at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center, Cleveland, OH

Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Stainless steel, granite and urethane - 8' X 7' X 5'
Located at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center, Cleveland, OH

Steve Jobs
Expanded graphic portrait of Steve Jobs -Bulletproof glass and braided fibers

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
Expanded graphic portrait of Steve Jobs -Bulletproof glass and braided fibers

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
MLK

People's Memorial to Martin Luther King
National Mall Washington, DC - 40' X 80' X 10'

MLK

People's Memorial to Martin Luther King - Model
Response to Glen Beck's rally on the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial.

moses

Moses
bamboo and steel wire - 13' X 7'

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