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.
This is a piece of artwork I have created in response to a Talenthouse call out for artists. If you like it you can vote for me on both Facebook and Twitter.
Barbie is an iconic flawless doll that oozes perfection, however, she also represents a materialistic lifestyle which raises the question ‘if she was real, would she be happy?’ I was inspired by the singers’ unique vintage style, music and delicate features and I wanted my finished piece to contain elements of these along with some of the charming eccentricities attributed to the fabulous Paloma Faith.
We have developed a dependency on those devices that provide us with all we need to know about the world and they are all we need to let the world know about us. How about if there was nothing more than what was contained within the edges of the box we hold in our hand, no further searching, no further discovering….