Artwork for Ali Hughes
The Presence of Absence
Earth to Earth
My work explores both absence and presence and the unknown spaces in between. Ephemerality and fragility are two elements often seen in my work as I attempt to make sense of human existence and the finest of threads that hold us. My work is often inspired by dreams and the images briefly retained upon waking, and I value these as coming from an 'other' space.
Being an artist is for me to live my life with authenticity. Before I was able to work in this way I knew a huge part of myself was dormant; expressing myself as an artist is as vital as breathing.
I am a Fine Artist, working with natural, found and repurposed materials as much as possible.
I follow self-led study in my garden studio, working daily whenever possible.
BA (hons) Fine Art, Hereford College of Art 2015-18
MA Fine Art, Hereford College of Art 2019
Hereford College of Art MA Exhibition 2019
International Women's Day 'In The Frame' Exhibition (HCA) March 2021
International Women's Day 'Unchained Library' Exhibition March 2021