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The arts and crafts trail in Gatlinburg winds along Glades Road. It’s a place where you’ll find weavers and carvers and painters and more. A new life-size creation that’s revved up some interest there. His old truck may have inspired the shape of his latest project. But Paul Murray isn’t exactly sure where the idea came from.
“I just got it in my head a couple weeks ago that I wanted to build a truck out of straw,”
– Paul Murray
And build a truck out of straw he did. He’s a traditional artist who had never worked with straw. He says he made the truck without glue and without a supporting frame.
Originally Posted on wbir.com
The Smoky Mountain Arts & Crafts Community, in Gatlinburg, is the nation’s largest community of independent artists and craftspeople. Don’t miss Paul Murray’s unassuming gallery―this portrait artist has done some impressive sketches and paintings of the people of Appalachia.
Originally Posted on southernliving.com
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Pencil study for “Grandma’s Hands” finished rendering not existing to date.
Sleeping Briar -pencil
Birds nests for lights, gourds for horns and ornaments. All straw, no frame underneath. It sits off the ground on 4 straw tires. So how’d he do it? Watch this for a hint! Note Cards available $5.75 or 5 for $25
Click link for TV interview- http://www.wbir.com/story/life/2015/10/19/paul-murray-gallery-straw-truck/74235050/