22 x 22 inch collage

Edition of 1

$3,200 framed


Artist Statement: 


An image of a pressed Mallow flower, with stained petals, suspended in early decay branches from the leafed perch of the transformative caterpillar. Both the decaying flower and metamorphic insect grow from the curled leaf and sprouting toadstools, often found growing out of decomposing material on forest floors. The collage is made with cut images from used books allowing the work to grow organically with the individual pieces finding their way to each other through chance in plays of scale, juxtaposition, and colour. Nature is in a constant state of flux of life and death, heightened now that we are living through a time of so much loss and ecological mourning. 




Jennifer Murphy is an artist working in collage, assemblage, and sculpture. Primarily using upcycled and reclaimed materials, she examines the interconnectedness found in nature and ecological mourning related to the Anthropocene. Murphy has exhibited both nationally and internationally including exhibitions at White Columns in New York, the CAG (The Contemporary Art Gallery) in Vancouver, Galerie Kunstbuero in Vienna, and The Power Plant in Toronto. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has been long listed twice for the prestigious Sobey Art Award. Murphy has been an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre and this fall will attend the Alternative Art School’s Intensive Workshop Culture of Nature: Animals in Art led by Mark Dion. She is represented by the Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto. 

Jennifer Murphy, Mallow, 2021