In Mirror Image series, Hannah Hughes explores the relationship between image and sculpture, focusing on the potential of negative space, where value can be found at the margins.
As Elizabeth Fullerton writes in the introductory essay: ‘The artist uses sculptural strategies to convey a sense of mass, volume and even physical sensation. The works originate as neglected negative spaces cut from photographic images from the author’s archive. Hughes creates new shapes from shadows cast on different backgrounds. The negative form becomes a kind of double negative, as the shadow is rendered material. Existing hierarchies are reversed, transforming gaps or marginalised fragments around objects into positive forms that occupy centre stage.”
First edition of only 200 numbered copies, each copy includes a signed print