This Temporary Matter Artist: Jacintha Murphy

Jacintha Murphy

My studio practice deals with the material nature of the body and centres on the transgressive and transformative capabilities of the body, most specifically the processes of birth, death and renewal. Using my own body as source material, I explore the grotesque, fleshy, erotic, Otherness of the female body and its essential nature of being a vessel of potential.  In my work, I hope to demonstrate the intrinsic relationship between destruction and creation, death and birth and in so doing explore the possibility of states that exist between these processes; states of becoming.

Image: 'm(O)other'. Jun mother, watercolour.