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Murphies

Marilyn Murphy sent this great map along with the following email: "This is somewhat of a self portrait. When my grandparents immigrated to the United States from Ireland, the term 'murphies' was slang for potatoes, a common Irish name as well as a staple in the immigrants diet. If I had ancestors who were artists, I like to imagine that perhaps they worked on the creation of Celtic illuminated manuscripts. In this drawing, I laid out an imaginary neighborhood inspired by images in the Book of Durrow. I have also included my home state of Oklahoma in the upper right hand corner." Check out more of Marilyn's work on her website: marilynmurphy.com.

2011-03-19 : Fictional Location (Ireland) : Marilyn Murphy : marilynmurphy.com

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