Kate Hughes


wind, sand and stars
August 29, 2009, 9:38 pm
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plane-spotting

And yet you go on sinking. The whole sky seems to be coming down on you. You begin to feel like the victim of some cosmic accident. You cannot land anywhere, and you try in vain to turn round and fly back into those zones where the air, as dense and solid as a pillar, had held you up. That pillar has melted away. Everything here is rotten and you slither about in a sort of universal decomposition while the cloud-bank rises apathetically, reaches your level, and swallows you up.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery in Wind, Sand and Stars.

A whole other type of void.



an unproductive year
August 5, 2009, 10:33 pm
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mirror-1

mirror-2

The year of 2007 was a slow one art wise, many drawings begun and forgotten. To counter the painfully drawn out artist block that followed three extremely productive years spent in the VCA print making department I decided a return to simple pleasures was needed and abandoned analysis of subject and process. I walked to hearns hobbies and bought two model airplane kits which fueled an intricate series of illusionistic drawings of which these are the most simple and successful. Slowly I built my practice back up, planes led to clouds, led to horizons led to landscapes where I am now and I predict will be for a long time.