Oil and mixed media on canvas
95cm x 95cm
Developed from the “Fragment” series of paintings this image represents the first time Ian Murphy layered the calligraphy strips of canvas onto the surface of the image. The title “Silent Voices” has been used to evoke the memories of people who used to dwell in the abandoned villages that Ian Murphy seeks out for inspiration.
Take a look at the close up images and you will see the many intricate layers of Chinese calligraphy that are etched in the painted surface.