Mary Murphy (Merry Woods)

"I was always intimidated by art because I couldn't draw. As I got "older" and "wiser" I realized that just because I can't draw, doesn't mean I can't be creative or artistic!"

Moon Bear by Angelia Salerno

About the Artist

Mary is a retired educator and in 2011, she enrolled in BOCES full time. She learned wood working skills and how to operate power tools safely - which allows her to create truly unique assemblage pieces from upcycled and found objects. When not creating, Mary volunteers for a local animal rescue.
"I always felt crafty. I wish I had followed my dad's love of woodworking, but it came later in my life. Now I can't seem to get enough! I love looking at various objects and enjoy the challenge of bringing them together to create an art piece. It's fun for me, hence the name: "Merry" Woods!"
Mary has just recently moved out of her home in Upstate New York to a new home in California, closer to her sons. We are sad to see her go, but thrilled to keep some of her unique sculptures on display here!

Necklace by Angelia Salerno
Cards by Angelia Salerno