Lauri Murphy

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During this time, to keep my hands and head busy, I took to creating polymer clay jewelry. In creating this piece, I was reminded of the trial & error, mistakes, exhaustion, and the complete failures that came along with working with a new medium. On reflection, this parallels what I was personally going through during the pandemic: the frustrations, the faults I felt as a mother, the isolation, the lack of control. While I created this piece with so many overwhelming thoughts & “mistake” pieces of clay, my journey through the pandemic eventually lead to resilience, accomplishment, success and overcoming – both in my art & in my life.

Lauri Murphy, Classic Murphy

Materials: Concrete, wire, polymer clay


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