Samantha Humphreys

Art, Photography & Inspiration

Tag: Childhood

My favourite was the bunny…

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This is my silver charm bracelet that used to fit me as a child. I used to like looking at it more than wearing it, each charm was bought by my dad when he traveled to a different country. As a baby, I went on the QE2, I can’t remember but the ship charm on the right hand side was bought from that trip and is a tiny replica in silver. I loved it. I’m not sure why I was bought the cat and the dog as I was (and still am ) highly allergic, so not sure what the relevance of those were. I believe I added the silver cross myself when I no longer wore it round my neck (I think the bracelet still fitted me as a teen)

My favourite charm was the rabbit as it had an orange stone for a belly and this fascinated me.

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Anxy Birds (with unnecessary drama )

anyxbirdsdramaA story of life as part of a bird family…

The Walk

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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.

Displacement

We have moved on from the restrictive apparatus that connected us to others.They have been replaced by multiple devices that keep us connected and in constant demand

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What If?

whatif6My recent series “What If?” has been receiving some attention in the press lately, due to the inclusion of three of the images in the Speaking Out Exhibition at Embrace Arts, University of Leicester.

The series is based on the theoretical question of “What if we were to teach our children at an early age about the harsh realities that face some?”

Clearly, we wouldn’t dream of exposing children to such things and my work is by no means intended to be used as an educational tool but by using Barbie dolls, an iconic toy that oozes perfection, I am demonstrating that life for some is by no means perfect. The series of ten images also explores insecurity, loneliness, illness and addiction.

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Just so…..

Because life just is……

Happy

Friends

Drag

It’s A Matter of Trust

We shouldn’t be taught that life is perfect.

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Lost

For the majority of us, a satisfied life consists of constant deadlines, constraints, rules, boundaries and a general acceptance that life sometimes isn’t fair.

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Unselfish

Reality is that life consists of rules and boundaries

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It’s Not Easy Being Me…

She has it tough too!Pregnant