Kate Hughes


interior
December 10, 2009, 2:05 am
Filed under: reading, surrounds, travel | Tags: ,

I’ve settled into my new studio space and begun drawing rather timidly, still grappling with how different the light is. Working on a lovely wooden desk with a view onto a canal filled with birds and moldering boats. I visited Boekie Woekie an artist run bookstore specialising in artist books today. I left with Military Hospital by Claudia Heinermann, a photo essay on an abandoned military hospital in Belgium that had served during the two world wars. Filled with close ups of the accumulated detritus, flaking paint and empty doorways.

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the view from here
September 23, 2009, 11:21 am
Filed under: surrounds | Tags:

bird
Sky, sunlight, life, warms me.

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

note-to-self
Should I forget where and why I live.

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



home studio
September 20, 2009, 4:26 pm
Filed under: book binding, craft, surrounds | Tags: , , ,

desk

the-strand

chelsea

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.



window
August 2, 2009, 12:37 pm
Filed under: 2008, made in, drawing, surrounds | Tags: , , , ,

window

When this passes for a window it is important to remember the sky exists. Moving my workspace from under a beautiful north facing window to a dim partitioned space required the hanging of a shrine to the old view.

clouds

clouds-3

clouds-4

clouds-2

Quick impressions drawn from the sky with oil pastel on paper.