Ryan Sarah Murphy

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Ryan Sarah Murphy and I'm an artist working in New York, NY. I make collages out of found materials, specifically cardboard right now. 

Who/what inspires you?

Throw-away, value-less materials, everyday stuff that somehow catches my eye in a new way. City/nature landscapes, empty swimming pools, nervous architecture.

What themes do you pursue?

meeting points, building something that's inherently falling apart

Why art?

It helps you get closer to a certain energy that otherwise feels inaccessible most of the time. 

Name some artists you would like to be compared to.

Comparisons are kinda of weird, but some artists that have helped me see things better are Rachel Whiteread, Sarah Sze, Gordon Matta-Clark, Tony Feher, Alma Thomas, Louise Nevelson.