Kate Hughes

August 16, 2009, 11:27 am
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Lithography, a process that is beautiful in its use of science. Working with repulsion a slab of limestone is treated to create distinct oil and water accepting areas. In the case of these images an area of the stone is inked to be painstakingly scraped back with razor and scalpel exposing the hydrophilic stone, creating the whites. A technique that wrecked havoc on my wrists, I only pursued it a short while as the finished result never compared to the embedding of ink into paper fibres that etching achieves.


slow motion
August 8, 2009, 11:47 pm
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The slowest form of stop motion animation, it requires turning the page. A progression of the dog emerging from a shadowy void, there is a very crisp precursor to these that will be posted soon.

Note the lack of a blank background, I prefer my work to be seen in an intimate domestic space to the sterility of the white wall.

dark forms
August 7, 2009, 7:06 pm
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The dark forms that populate suburbia, these hung next to my etched landscapes at my graduate show. Oil pastel 76 x 56 cm.

the black void
August 6, 2009, 11:20 pm
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Two etchings from a series of six that focused on the looming black void in suburbia. These were shown at my grad show alongside my most large scale works to date, three oil pastel dogs that will appear in a later post. They developed out of a year and a half long exploration of suburban fear. The black tree is a tool used to obliterate the picturesque beachside suburbs.

life drawing
August 6, 2009, 11:04 pm
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It’s been a long time since my last life drawing session. I’m keen to start again but have had little success in finding a class that suits me, I like long poses (40 min to 3 hrs) and minimal teaching.

The chairs in the room and the directions they faced always fascinated me far more than the models though.