Artist: Jennifer Murphy
"This piece titled Mushrooms was made for a series about transformation through the seasons. Mushrooms was made to represent the Autumn season, a season that reminds us of change and the impermanence of life and a reminder to embrace the present. A season about the preservation of life that reminds us to take care of ourselves and those we love. A season for protection and comfort. A season of balance when the days and nights are the same length during the autumnal equinox and a season for letting go with a reminder of the temporary nature of everything around us.
The work was made through collecting used books on nature and cutting the images out and giving them new life through collage. Usually my work is based on research of various mythologies and archetypes of the natural world. These works are playful, beautiful, fantastical, ephemeral, fragile yet spectacular. My subjects are related to transformation in nature, beauty, decay and chance."
- Jennifer Murphy