prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Marian Murphy

Marian’s practice revolves around the notion of collections and collecting and the way the human form has been depicted through time and different cultures. Research centres around museum collections, the approach of myriad artists to these themes and her own observations. 
Pieces are individually made but often displayed as groups or in multiples. Found glass or wooden objects: globes, vivariums, small cupboards and drawers frame her work in order to emphasise the sense of collection. 

As an embroiderer Marian is currently using plaster as part of her material repertoire combining it with fabric and stitch. It is the versatility and the sometimes unpredictable changes that take place whilst the different materials come together that she exploits and develops to make the objects that form her collections. 


Royston, Hertfordshire, UK

<p style="text-align:center;">Crinoline Collection (detail)</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Story Box</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Story Box (detail)</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Traveller Collection</p>