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    Photo: Gamma One Conversions
Marker and paint on paper
25.5 x 19.5 inches
Collection of
Ackland Art Museum
Museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

From careful attention paid to medical charts and publications used by doctors to explain Murray’s afflictions to him, Murray developed an interest in human anatomy. In one work he discloses an attack of cancerous cells upon uninfected ones; cancer has contaminated the healthy area. Cancerous cells are outlined in red. The drawing is on blue paper–the underlying body was sound. Yellow, a divine presence, shows through. Murray executed a number of similar drawings, explaining that they represented “the dead coming out of the ground and good spirits rising up.”