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!"
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!