Looking at the work of Susie MacMurray, I enjoy her playfulness with materials she describes herself as an alchemist and I relate to this material practice and understand her juxtaposition of the found and made.
” Her work typically references the history of a space and merges the particularities of that history, the specifics of the site, and the meanings of materials to gain insight and raise questions about the relationship between place and people”. – My work is a response to my personal interaction with place, I was hoping to respond to some historic documentation of the places i visit unfortunately I am now unable to do so in the way I had intended.
MacMurray also includes detailed drawings as part of her practice, the fine drawings are very delicate, i feel that she interprets the fragility of the objects incredibly well the drawings themselves begin to take on their own fragility.
“Susie MacMurray is a British artist whose work includes drawing, sculpture and architectural installations. A former classical musician, she retrained as an artist, graduating with an MA in Fine Art in 2001. She lives in Manchester and has an international exhibition profile, showing regularly in the USA and Europe as well as the UK.
An engagement with materials and with the body is at the heart of MacMurray’s practice. Her role is one of an alchemist: combining material, form and context in deceptively simple ways to stimulate both physical and cultural associations within those who encounter her work.”