Linda Hughes lives and works in Melbourne and recently completed jewellery courses at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
‘Within my work, surface lines arise and subsume to define shape and kindle motion, reinforcing 3D illusions and perceptions of inversion. I frequently employ stripes as my medium for these illusory designs; stripes are the small nervous strokes of the brush within a composition – a restlessness where the surface is never still, a device of agitation, capturing attention. Each viewer's perception is part of the totality of the work’.The work draws inspiration from the drawings of Escher - conjuring three dimensional trompe l'œil illusions by manipulating the planes of two dimensional surfaces. Each laminate component has been hand cut and carefully placed to construct a multi-layered final work which incorporates up to 100 individual elements. From these flat, circular, double-sided forms emerge sculptural mirages, creating depth and play within their intersecting spirals.
Linda has work in public collections including:
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Art Gallery of South Australia, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Louvre, Paris, France, Toowoomba Art Gallery, Qld., Aust. and RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
Solo exhibitions in Australia and Germany as well as group exhibitions in France, Italy, Holland and USA.