Rachael Murphy presents "Mindscapes" for First Friday August
"I see art as an experience of personal and intuitive meaning; each work shares a unique perspective." Immediately evident in Rachael Murphy's work is her utilization of strong, vibrant colors that showcase a sense of enthusiasm and curiosity wrapped up in a gentle dream-like atmosphere.
Some might categorize Rachael's work as 'psychedelic' art. The word psychedelic actually means "mind manifesting". By that definition, her artistic efforts to depict the inner world of ideas and emotion may be considered 'psychedelic'. Rachael graduated from Boston University with a degree in neuroscience and psychology and plans to pursue a career in medicine. Her study of the human brain influences the way she wishes to connect themes of cognitive science- such as perception, reasoning, and memory- with tangible, visual artwork. Her paintings often feature abstract portraits, animal symbolism, or stylized human anatomy. She sees the miracles of everyday life manifesting in all people. “We’re all wonderfully made, and we all have a story to tell.” Rachael’s work captures her understanding of life as a complex and mysterious adventure through which we’re all connected.
Rachael uses a variety of mediums to create her paintings, but primarily watercolors and felt-tip pens.