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BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design

Lauren Murphy

The value of people is what drives my practice. I am interested in the need we as humans feel to have some kind of physical and permanent commemoration in order to be remembered. Our daily surroundings have become full of forms of honour, their subject being selected for their personal achievements and general effect they are deemed to have had on this world. Over time through fixed perception have we started to commemorate the ordinary instead of the extra- ordinary. After all ordinary people can do extra- ordinary things too. working class labour and acheivements don't seem memorialised enough within our society, their stories and character should be brought to light. By unearthing snippets of these communities lives & memories, I hope to bring them to a wider attention, renewing their stories, conveying & demontrating them through their tangible form.

Lauren Murphy - medal coal holder

medal coal holder

Lauren Murphy - 'Courage' ribbon

'Courage' ribbon

Lauren Murphy - Leaves traces of coal dust onto clothes

Leaves traces of coal dust onto clothes

Lauren Murphy - 'Loyalty' revealed

'Loyalty' revealed

Lauren Murphy - coal dust keep sake

coal dust keep sake

Lauren Murphy - 'coal in pocket'

'coal in pocket'

Lauren Murphy - medal coal holder
Lauren Murphy - Leaves traces of coal dust onto clothes
Lauren Murphy - coal dust keep sake
Lauren Murphy - 'coal in pocket'
Lauren Murphy - 'Courage' ribbon
Lauren Murphy - 'Loyalty' revealed

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