Kate Hughes


masquerading femininity

The results of backyard etching and a long day printing. This book is one of a pair to be shown as part of a group show in a few weeks. Examining definitions of femininity and how these have influenced the censoring of information for the protection of women’s delicate sensibilities. The imagerey is specifically in response to the garden imagery of DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterly’s Lover.



covered in stitches
May 6, 2010, 1:30 pm
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Two embroidered covers that I’m working on for an editioned book that’s in the works. These covers are intended to be overtly sumptuous and sensual which is what I hope the variety of stitches has achieved. A lot of art making is going to be happening over the next few days so hopefully I’ll have time to take some pictures to post.



incising
May 1, 2010, 7:31 pm
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Drawing onto copper is one of the most beautiful processes, inevitably leading to disappointment when the plate is printed and the lines no longer sparkle and shimmer. Some drawing towards the book I’m currently working on.