I have recently been making a set of small studies based on the variations in my mental state of mind juxtaposed with childhood fears and the fears associated with being a mother.
For the last few years my work has predominantly been concerned with social media and life documenting. In contrast I have recently found my interest reaching toward the distorted memories that a life spent documenting our daily life events creates. I have begun to create work that plays with real fragments of memories, or at least real to me: and if changed or distorted it is only through the naturally ageing brain rather than the memory having been enhanced to begin with.
I am particularly excited by the stirring of a long forgotten moment, triggered by something seemingly unrelated. I recently walked into a room and a structure in the corner reminded me of an aviary. I then remembered that I often visited the aviary in Sefton Park, Liverpool during weekends with my grandparents.
Before 13 (2016), Acrylic, Ink, Pencil & Carbon print on paper
The Walk, Acrylic & Ink on Plasterboard, Samantha Humphreys (2016)
This piece is a narrative from memories of my Grandma combining both early and latter recollections.
Untitled (2016) Acrylic, Coffee and Pins on board.
Inspired by recent research into Abstract Expressionism, I’m exploring painting at times when I’m feeling certain emotions. I chose paint as a medium as it is not a material I am used to so using it it this way was certain to add something to the outcome. (I was not likely to be influenced by previous ways of working)