Michael Murrell, Ivorybills, 2005. Forged steel and wood, 86 x 36 x 24 in.

Michael Murrell

Madison, Georgia

Madison-Morgan Cultural Center

Michael Murrell’s recent exhibition, “From the Forest to the Shore,” was a tour de force of color, mixed media, and sheer conceptual boldness. Many of these oversized pieces seemed to expand upward and outward in a robust embrace of the natural world that inspired them. Those who follow Murrell’s work will recognize familiar themes—environmental deterioration, endangered species, and our tenuous and mystical connection to other life…see the full review in May’s magazine.