Portland-based artist Brenna Murphy uses “contemporary folk art tools” (3D graphics, video game development software, virtual reality, 3D printing, etc.) to close the gap between our imagination and reality. The artist combines mystical, ancient themes with futuristic, psychedelic ones to create a unique world of their hybrid. Murphy’s beautiful geometric work is portrayed in an installation style in which the walls, floors, and sometimes even the ceiling, are used interchangeably. Some of her installations include her images printed onto floor mats, with different sculptural work displayed on their surfaces, reminiscent of childhood toys on a playroom floor mat. The relationship between virtual spaces (in which much of her work is created) and the physical dimension is absolutely crucial to Brenna Murphy’s work. She constructs her world by bridging that gap. Her latest show at And/Or Gallery in Los Angeles even includes a virtual reality helmet so one can explore the space in this dimension as well as in an alternate. Have fun going through the artist’s plethora of artwork below!
Discover more of Brenna Murphy’s magical work on her website!