Artist Statement

Samantha Morris’s work explores nostalgia and the passage of time. Her inspiration comes from the stories of the objects surrounding us and the narratives embedded within everyday items.

For her degree show, she presents a series of oil paintings, utilizing unconventional canvases, to create pieces that transcend traditional boundaries. By painting household objects, she merges the worlds of art and domesticity.

One of the cornerstones of Samantha’s practice is the use of old family images as inspiration, while the found material itself is allowed to dictate the direction of the painting. In doing so, the material becomes an integral part of the artwork.

Through Samantha’s work, she seeks to capture a familiar and comforting feeling the subjects evoke, the echoes of the past that linger within them. Inviting viewers to reflect on their own experiences and reconsider the significance of the objects around us and the stories that shape their lives and environment.

Samantha Morris is a Kilkenny-based artist. More information about their work can be found on their website

'First View' - Garter Lane

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