E. Mur Sherman Hayman

 

Composing in series, and often series within series, all of my projects from the past couple of decades have dealt with social issues:

  • the interior lives of artists (DESIDERATUM)

  • odd courting and mating habits in the animal kingdom that sometimes echo our own (RE:PRODUCTION – Portraits)

  • the dysfunction of todays politics seen through an historical perspective (WHEEL, DEAL, STEAL, THEN SPIN)

  • death – it’s customs, euphemisms, architecture (THE FINAL FRONTIER)

  • profiling and identity (The MARK Portraits)

  • the beauty and horror of antique medical instruments (FUNKED/DEFUNCT)

  • violence in America (TOKENS, PRECIS, HARBINGERS AND HERALDS, AMERICAN PIE, EIKONS)

 

.....quand je me heurte à quelque chose que je ne puis changer, que je ne peux résoudre, que je ne peux redresser, je l'élimine. Je l'évacue dans un livre. Après je ne suis plus oppressé. Je dors mieux."

—Romain GARY, "Chien Blanc"