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Rolls-Royce adds fine art to new Phantom with The Gallery Artist Commissions

Rolls-Royce adds fine art to new Phantom with The Gallery Artist Commissions

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Whispered Muse by Helen Amy Murray

British artist Helen Amy Murray took inspiration from Rolls-Royce's iconic The Spirit of Ecstasy, which has graced the prow of every Rolls-Royce car since 1911. Originally based on Charles Sykes' bronze statue The Whisper, Murray worked in silk appliqué to create a subtly sculpted linear piece which merely hints at the female form through the delicate line of the neck and barely discernible wing.

“I was inspired by the ethereal quality of the illustrations of The Spirit of Ecstasy by Charles Sykes," says Murray. "They led me to incorporate the female form into my work; I wanted my Gallery commission to look soft and organic. The subtle spacing of lines brings the draped figure into perspective.”

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