Artwork for Ali Hughes
The Bombing of Kiev
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. In making the tiny ceramic houses I can indulge my love of tiny things and fine detail whilst finding relaxation and satisfaction in creating literally in the palm of my hand, as opposed to my larger work.
Being an artist is for me to live my life with authenticity. My feelings and emotions are the driving force behind my work, particularly in today's world with our very existance threatened by so many things
I am a Fine Artist, working with natural, found and repurposed materials as much as possible. As an almost 180 degree alternative, I also make tiny ceramic houses from fired clay, painted with acrylic paint which I sell worldwide, donating a portion of sales to charity
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
International Women's Day 'In The Frame' Exhibition (HCA) March 2021
International Women's Day 'Unchained Library' Exhibition March 2021
Canwood Gallery Exhibition 'OPEN' August/September 2021
Market Arts Studios Guest Artist Solo Exhibition 'Strobe' September 2021