Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Hannah Murray

Hannah Murray's work has a nostalgia for tradition and the overlooked and neglected familiarity of cultural customs.
I have attempted to convey the intimacy and deep embedded nature of many customs by creating richly dense grounds, overlaying it with suggestions of familiar imagery: horse shoes and coins for luck, bells foretelling a wedding and thimbles for spinsterhood. The objects themselves are inoffensive, with the use of repetitive imagery, such as that of the figureless dress being key to promoting a sense of familiar. In the simplicity of such objects, however, lies the thread that makes up the fragile structure of human bonds and the unyielding nature of age old customs - both religious and secular - which we cling to. Hannah Murray