Gwynn Murrill is best known for her enduring talent portraying her animal subjects in
a form that is simultaneously abstract and figurative. Using the natural properties of her
materials, she instills each sculpture with a sense of internal being through fluidity of line
and form. She has shown her work throughout the U.S. and overseas and her sculptures are
represented in many public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art;
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena; and the American Embassy, Singapore. Her awards include a
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment or the Arts Individual Artist Grant,
and a Prix di Roma Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome. Her work was featured in
the inaugural exhibit of outdoor sculpture along Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles.
Click on the images below to view Gwynn Murrill's artwork available for sale at this year's show.
Mountain Sheep Maquette Stand
I am most well known for my animal and bird forms. I am surrounded in my daily life by the animals and birds that inhabit the California countryside. It came naturally that I began to use their lines and shapes as the inspiration for my exploration of form.
My interest lies in the fact that I use the subject as a means to create a form that is abstract and figurative at the same time. It is a challenge to try and take the form that nature makes so well, and to derive my own interpretation of it.