Salmonella

Murray Siple,
North Vancouver, BC

Size

30" x 24"

Medium

Acrylic on canvas

Haunted by the Virgin of Guadalupe, the hooded figure permeated my work. To give a more fear-inducing power, horns were added. In concern for our environment, a salmon jaw appears to try and give her a voice.

Salmonella

Murray Siple,
North Vancouver, BC

About the artist
About the artist

Murray Siple
North Vancouver, BC

Murray Siple (b. 1970 Canada) attended Emily Carr College of Art and Design in the early 1990’s, majoring in experimental film and video. After college he pioneered extreme sports filmmaking as a director, but after a bright start a high-speed car accident left him a quadriplegic. In rehabilitation, drawing was his salvation and his pathway back to art. He wrote and directed Carts of Darkness, an NFB film on the homeless. The dark years of rehab, filming outsiders, and the realities of wheelchair life pushed him to travel. In Mexico he began to paint in street art style on election signs. Themes of fears and darkness crossed the night and collided with inner turmoil. Murray admits no other medium has felt as satisfying as painting, where he can compose what he dreams, what scares him, and what threatens our planet.

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