Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Roberta Murray "Path Beside The Beach" 2011

Roberta Murray
Path Beside The Beach
Pigment Print
January 2011

Roberta Murray approaches photography much the same as the Pictorialist photographers of the late 1800's early 1900's, to tell a more personal, interpretative story. Art, in one form or another has always played a big

part in Roberta's life. After studying photography in the late 1980's, Roberta abandoned the medium to pursue the fibre arts while living and working on farm raising sheep and goats. It was her work in the fibre arts that lead her to develop her unique style of photography by adopting the same principals of colour, texture and depth used in textiles.

I am a picture maker. I think I've always been one. I am also a dreamer. From as far back as I can remember I've occupied my time with making pictures as an escape from a sometimes harsh world. Pictures that often represented a bygone era or way of life far removed from reality. It is with a combination of traditional techniques, historical ideas and contemporary tools that I approach photography, using the camera more as a paintbrush than a mechanical device to create evocative images reminiscent of those

created by the Pictorialist photographers. In my images, I am manipulating the truth as an escape from reality to express my dreams and personal visions of the world. It isn't based so much on what exists, as it is on

what I wish existed - a constructed representation.

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