Hump Day Hot Seat: James Austin Murray

Hump Day Hot Seat: James Austin Murray

JamesPhoto courtesy of James Austin Murray

1. Who are you? 

My name is James Austin Murray. I used to go by Jim Murray, but if you Google “Jim Murray artist,” good luck finding me. Now I go by my full name.

2. What do you do? 

I build and make paintings, what I mean by build them is I make the solid substrates they’re on and shape them as a starting place for the painting.

3. When/Where/How did…

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mymodernmet:

To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand.

mymodernmet:

Paris-based designer Maud Vantours is a master at constructing incredible 3D sculptures and mesmerizing patterns out of paper. After carefully cutting out assorted shapes, she meticulously builds up layer upon layer, superimposing the papers to create intricate and colorful works of art.

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felpercceltovabb:

Apple tree
Gustav Klimt

felpercceltovabb:

Apple tree

Gustav Klimt

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pidgeonpeep:

me when im drunk

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Felt good to get all fancy for an awesome cause at Humane Society Silicon Valley’s 11th Annual Fur Ball Benefit Gala last night! #shameless #selfie #workhard #playharder #apublicistslife

Felt good to get all fancy for an awesome cause at Humane Society Silicon Valley’s 11th Annual Fur Ball Benefit Gala last night! #shameless #selfie #workhard #playharder #apublicistslife

A sweet reminder of home! There’s a @pigdognj custom up for auction at The Humane Society Silicon Valley Benefit Gala I’m at for work tonight! Yay Tara!!!  (at Menlo Circus Club)

A sweet reminder of home! There’s a @pigdognj custom up for auction at The Humane Society Silicon Valley Benefit Gala I’m at for work tonight! Yay Tara!!! (at Menlo Circus Club)