Melissa Murray

So Much to Lose (2019)
mixed media on paper
60 x 40 in.

In my new series, Mother Tongue, I am exploring the emotions associated with Motherhood. Pulling imagery from personal domestic spaces I am creating a multidimensional metaphor reflecting on the moments one has when mothering another human being.

This series is a space in which I explore feelings of loss, weight, clumsiness and a joy that can only come from selflessness. Each painting in the series represents a consecutive moment in a timeline from conception to present day. They are about making new spaces where there is no room, facing death while creating life, losing yourself through transformation, they are about fear and the unknown. Mother Tongue is the journey of giving yourself entirely to another person.

© Melissa Murray