Kate Hughes

vanished into the air
September 30, 2009, 10:15 pm
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Fogs of yesteryear, dug up whilst shuffling through the photo archive.


distorted perspectives
September 28, 2009, 6:58 pm
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Contemplating windows, the blueprint of interior spaces and the experiences held in them emerge, housemates and lovers, settling and escaping, individual and shared histories.

Whilst painting and stitching away at my current project I contemplate the zine format. A format of reproduction and distribution, reaching it’s audience through a cheap transaction, taken home, examined intimately. Do I have anything to express through a format that does not require hundreds of hours production, that is cheaply and easily reprinted and rebound? And what does the beautiful piece of expensive paper hanging on my studio wall have to do with it?


In studio news, I’m now sharing my space with the lovely Phebe Parisia.

the view from here
September 23, 2009, 11:21 am
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Sky, sunlight, life, warms me.

Industrialisation of the land, cleaving, ripping, smothering in concrete.

Should I forget where and why I live.

Sometime drawings fail, solution: fold them. Still a failure.

September 21, 2009, 3:48 pm
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Working at home or at the studio will chance interruptions. The best of them is to be found at home, crying and scratching at the door, knocking suitcases over and exploring the windowsill.



Inspired by this cat lady, who should update one of these days.

home studio
September 20, 2009, 4:26 pm
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My beloved drop leaf table easily forms a home studio. A perfect base for my embroidery work and the occasional watercolour. Also the site where I plan book formats and designs.

Embroidering from designs on my computer screen, hours pass without my realising, I hadn’t planned on spending the entire weekend here, working on textile maps and watercolours.

September 19, 2009, 11:04 am
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This print is from the time when my intentions for my work first began to fall into place, a coalescence of subject and technique. Made at the commencement of second year uni it is the earliest work that will appear on this site, a starting point for all that’s followed.

home bound
September 17, 2009, 9:37 pm
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Progress is progress is progress.

Progressing out of sequence, my book is emerging from the thoughts that contain and grow it. The pages are bound before all the drawings are done. Homes have been painted out of chronology, numbers 1 and 6 (pictured) completed. The bottom picture is a preliminary design for the cover, pattern taken from William Morris. The centre will be an inset embroidery of home no.2, not sure the design will frame it or the entire book correctly, a high risk of it being scraped. The cover is to be engraved hoop pine with copper pigment impregnated in the line work.