I have always had some sort of connection to the sea. The smell of it, the feel of it, the calm and the fury... Etched in my mind and one of my earliest memories is a story my grandfather told me of landing at D-Day, wading through the water to the shore, and the flash of a camera bulb in his face--his photo and that image taken by Robert Capa went on to become a very well known photo of that day and my first vivid connection to the sea. 

In my recent series "Park Life"  I have focused my attention on the positive effects the natural landscape and public parks can have on human well being, particulary in urban settings.  

JULIE BOWERS MURPHY / ARTIST'S STATEMENT