Perceptual Art

The Work of Michael Murphy

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.

Toyota Highlander. Displayed at the 2019 NY Auto Show.

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

A selection of previous works.

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

WAR MACHINE

STOP WAR in Worcester Mass for POW WOW Worcester

SUBARU

Movement

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

Identity Crisis

Come Together

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

d

Blur
Cast urethane - 12' X 4' X 8'

Crucifixion
popsicle sticks and poplar base

Crucifix

Crucifixion
popsicle sticks and poplar base

Crucifix

Crucifixion
popsicle sticks and poplar base

Deer

Deer
popsicle sticks

Deer

Deer
popsicle sticks

Corey

Corey
Hand-cut bulletproof glass and braided fiber - 8' X 24"

Corey

Corey
Hand-cut bulletproof glass and braided fiber - 8' X 24"

Osama

Osama
high tension wire, wood, enamel

Osama

Osama
24" X 32" X 8" - high tension wire, wood, enamel

Fall

Fall
1/2" steel plates powder coated. 4' X 5' X 9'.
Part of the animated fence series at RTA's newly renovated E. 55th St. Station. Cleveland, Ohi0

Fall

Fall
1/2" steel plates powder coated. 4' X 5' X 9'.
Part of the animated fence series at RTA's newly renovated E. 55th St. Station. Cleveland, Ohi0

Spin

Spin
1/2" steel plates powder coated. 4' X 5' X 9'.
Part of the animated fence series at RTA's newly renovated E. 55th St. Station. Cleveland, Ohi0

Spin

Spin
1/2" steel plates powder coated. 4' X 5' X 9'.
Part of the animated fence series at RTA's newly renovated E. 55th St. Station. Cleveland, Ohi0

Ram

Ram
Bulletproof glass and braided fiber - 32" X 24" X 48"

Ram

Ram
Bulletproof glass and braided fiber - 32" X 24" X 48"

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.

ONE

One Nation
3D sketch

MEQ

Pull
Created for Manifest Equality Hollywood, CA
40' X 10' X 10' - yarn and steel

Pull

Pull
Created for Manifest Equality Hollywood, CA
40' X 10' X 10' - yarn and steel

It's Complicated
Created for Manifest Equality Hollywood, CA
water, light, electronics, and music

Complicated

It's Complicated
Created for Manifest Equality Hollywood, CA
water, light, electronics, and music

Complicated

It's Complicated
Created for Manifest Equality Hollywood, CA
water, light, electronics, and music

Mirror

Flawed
Created for Manifest Equality Hollywood, CA
mirrored acrylic and braided fibers

Mirror

Flawed
Created for Manifest Equality Hollywood, CA
mirrored acrylic and braided fibers

Mirror

Flawed
Created for Manifest Equality Hollywood, CA
mirrored acrylic and braided fibers

MEQ

Manifest Equality Exhibition panorama

MEQ

Manifest Equality Exhibition panorama

High School Graduates

High School Graduates
Shown at the Reform School Exhibition Soho, NY, NY

moses

Moses
bamboo and steel wire - 13' X 7'

Ghost Market

Ghost Market
22' tall image painted with squirt bottles
Wall Snatchers group show at the Katzen Arts Center Washington DC

Parallax

Parallax
high tension wire - 24" X 24" X 96"

Parallax

Parallax
high tension wire - 24" X 24" X 96"

Norah

Norah
Study for Ghost Market - Acrylic - 8' X 7'

Norah

Norah Gurley
Study for Ghost Market - Acrylic - 8' X 7'

Obama Wire Portrait

Tension
2008 - high tension wire - 24" X 24" X 96"

Soft Pastel

Obama
2008 - 24" X 40" - soft pastels

Fist

Workers' Rights
2009 - 8' X 16' - oil on board - Created on site for "Manifest Hope DC"

Nails

Obama nail portrait
2007 - 24" X 24" 4" - wood, light, nails, and shadows

Red Cross

Red Cross
2008 - 13' X 12' X 8' - hand cut birch
created onsite for Manifest Hope DC

Red Cross

Red Cross
2008 - 13' X 12' X 8' - hand cut birch
created onsite for Manifest Hope DC

Red Cross

Red Cross
2008 - 13' X 12' X 8' - hand cut birch
created onsite for Manifest Hope DC

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