Dia de los muertos
John Murrel (BFA 1967)
My Midwest and religious roots drive my work. The intent is to produce paintings that are distilled ideas put in a contemporary format. This painting pays tribute to cultural heritage. The images and icons are based on childhood experiences and adult observations. This personal narrative refines the generated information.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.