Peggy Murphy: Epicritic Memory
Mar 03 – Apr 03 2016
“Epicritic,” adjective (Collins English Dictionary), relating to or denoting those sensory nerve fibers of the skin that are capable of the discrimination of touch or temperature stimuli.
Over the past few years I have been interested in depicting a sense of my own garden. A garden is never just a moment in time, a mere view; it includes all the moments in shaping that garden — cutting, digging, hauling, hundreds of repetitive tasks. Every experience of making a garden resides in the hands. This idea of tactile memory is the catalyst for my recent work Epicritic Memories.