The Big Sleep  by Thomas Murphy

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The background for this T-shirt is my painting titled “Dancing Robot Bird”

The painting started off as being a tribute to Native Americans but ended up being more of a caricature of an insolent brat, go figure. I used glow paint for the lighting bolts.

I still like it though. It kind of reminds me of a chil dressed up for Halloween and trying to be scary. I see it as the innocent trying to be scary.

And it also has a little of the theme of the Phoenix rising from the ashes, and that is indeed the metaphor behind the band title “The Big Sleep”?

Thomas Paul Murphy

I have a passion for capturing images of Wisconsin’s natural beauty and a commitment to not let that beauty fade from existence. I enjoy creating all types of art. My original degree was in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, but I have since gone on to pursue creative interests. I am also an avid writer.

Thomas Paul Murphy

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  • marilittlebird
    marilittlebirdabout 3 years ago

    love this: “Dancing Robot Bird”

    great design…
    I’m excited to see who wins…I hope to see the shirts around town.

    - mari

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