by Nora Murphy
Nourish explores the relationship between the body and the food that fuels/builds/ feeds/sustains it through black & white 120mm film photography and multimedia black-out poetry. The body is a place of frustration and displeasure when it does not appear as the brain would like it to look—or as the brain has been conditioned to desire it to appear.
This series of images captures the artist’s body as they see it and the aspects that they focus on. The poems are written using recipes from the artist’s life, both those cooked for them as a child and those they have cooked for themself as they transition into adulthood. These recipes shaped the body in the accompanying photographs. Black-out poetry allows the artist to reconstruct the narrative of the recipes and their impact on the body.
Just as the body is constantly changing, so is art. These images are not tied to the poems and may be moved in the future to tell a different story.
Image list, from top to bottom: Excess, Okay for Desperate Days, and 711 Calories. Nora Murphy. Gelatin silver print and multimedia blackout poetry.
Nora Murphy is an artist in process. She primarily works in the medium of photography, both film & digital. She currently calls Wisconsin home.
Information about images/body of work can be found on Nora's website.