I have a story to tell 2020
Ink, iPhone, Paper
Age & Legacy 2018 Short 10:52 mins Collaboration with Rich Thair Arts Council of Wales - Research & Development Grant
Homage to Anna Delvey 2020 Short 0:18 seconds Digital Print, Mono Print
Inheritance 2012-2015 Assemblage Found Objects - Jewellery box, antique glove, photo 1975, textiles
Nurtured In Concrete Form Collection 2010 35mm Fibre based black and white prints 10"x 12"
Is a paradigm of human existence within the domestic environment. My camera is set up on self-timer or held by my relative who presses the shutter button. My late 78-year-old grandmother who was diagnosed with Alzheimers took the photographs taken in the bedroom. Exact place the shutter is pressed is determined on the feeling or relativity at the time. The photographs my grandmother took were places where she claims that ghosts visited her every night when she lay in her bed.
The figure within the photograph is representation of family history conveyed in the garments wore. Each garment has been collected from events in my family’s life, weddings, christenings, births, all events being rites of passage within human existence. My photograph is about the mystery of reality’s unforgiving, in its depiction to convey truth. Why I photograph these places of my history is only relative to my family and life but to share the concept of home is relative to every one.
The home is a manifestation of human touch with an investment of time and accumulation of life stories. The space inside a home becomes a place paved with memories and belongings. Each room a trace of human existence. As for the representation of home this is unique to each individual.
Being A Girl 2003 35mm C type Prints 12"x 16"
” When I was asked to write my thoughts and feelings about how it felt when I was the subject of such a huge project, for some reason the same word keeps reoccurring and that is embarrassment, most people would probably love to have the attention on them and be the one who a photographer was so intrigued by but not me. Looking back I am glad I did it because it was important to help a certain person in my life and also I suppose it contains a lot of memories which I can look back at when ever I choose. Something else I remember vividly was why were the photo’s so dark and sorry to say this but seedy? I remember thinking at that age is this what photography was about or was it just my sisters weird taste? but what I think about it now I cant help but think how amazing and interesting they were, maybe when we mature, I taste changes or is it just me? When I look back and remember what photo’s were taken and in what situations the one that sticks out the most was lying in the bath, I cant exactly remember what I was wearing or what I was not wearing, but anyway, I remember laying in a bath freezing cold, mascara running down my cheeks and thinking what am I doing? but as different and as ‘seedy’ as the pictures were it was almost refreshing to see just how polar opposite they were from what most people would see as mainstream, they were completely different, out of the ordinary, daring and controversial”.
Nicole Murphy 2008
Untitled (1,2,3) 2015-2020 Acrylic, ink, collage
Gummo Collection (1,2,3,4) 2001 Photograms C-Type Prints 12" x 16"
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