Kate Hughes


Tracks
March 1, 2012, 9:22 pm
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Another tapestry completed. Train tracks at Murchison East with the haze of dust obscuring and obliterating the detail and distance.

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Larundel Tapestry
February 6, 2012, 9:14 pm
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Finally my yarn arrived and I have completed my tapestry of Larundel Mental Asylum. I have been working on this intermittently for over a year. Sadly it does not translate well into a photograph, losing the delicate and enveloping texture along with some of the finer tonal details.

I am currently keeping my eye out for opportunities to exhibit my tapestries as I am increasingly proud of the results.



distorted perspectives
September 28, 2009, 6:58 pm
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crafty-work

murphy-grove

park-drive

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?

truckin

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



mapping place
August 14, 2009, 5:05 pm
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map

The map is something I have been attempting to incorporate in or alongside my landscapes for sometime. An attempt at that can be seen in my previous post waxy colour. The map is a locater, a guide, the history of a journey and a place that exists beyond the aspect I represent. The pastels of the street directory have held great appeal since childhood and recently created a charming excuse to buy more embroidery threads.



embroidery
August 1, 2009, 10:34 pm
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embroidery

I embroider on the train, thousands of stitches to achieve the tactile sensations I dream about. This will be the second of a set of textural book covers painstakingly made by hand in remembrance of the women came before me.