Lisa Morphew has an MFA in Poetry, Goddard College, and a BA in Fine Arts, Vermont College. She has received fellowships in Photography and Poetry from The NC Arts Council, a project grant in Photography to return to Vietnam, and residencies to Chateau La Napolue in La Napolue, France, The Vermont Studio Center, and the Headlands Center. She has published in numerous journals and her work is included in the collections of The Asheville Museum of Art, The G. Gordon Hanes Collection, The Tropical Fruit and Nuts Collection, and others.
Artist Statement for Mother, Mother
I am an artist/writer living in Asheville, NC. These photographs are from a 15-year series spanning the life of my mother, as she travelled from a vibrant artist to a woman with no memory of her life. I had a difficult relationship with my mother. I was surprised when she let me photograph her on trips home for Christmas. I found that by making her my subject, it gave me the ability to see her vulnerability and her fierce love of life, art, and gardening.