Ethan Murrow’ large-scale graphite drawings depict surreal and sometimes unthinkable acts performed by fictional heroes in the American Southwest. Within the drawings lie deeper messages pertaining to America’s misinterpretations of key historical events. The details are exquisite!
“Through a mash-up of images,” Murrow writes, “I hope to cut away at the neat and tidy narrative of progress and domination and create moments that deal with the abundant misinformation, deep confusion, genuine absurdity and billowing mass that has always kept this country on its toes.”
When he’s not busy drawing, Murrow is teaching at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston at Tufts University. Check out some of his latest illustrations below and find more of his graphite works on his Instagram and website.