Ethan Murrow and the Art of “Hauling”

Larger-than-life figures drawn with 1000s of Sharpies across more than 100 feet of wall space.

Artist Ethan Murrow explores themes of work, labor, and the American dream in “Hauling,” a temporary gallery installation at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. He and assistants drew larger-than-life figures across more than 100 feet of wall space, using some 1,000 Sharpie pens in the process, putting 900 hours of labor into art that would in the end be painted over.   Murrow is a Professor of the Practice at the SMFA at Tufts University.