‘Utopian Realism’ is an exploration of rural utopianism, idealism and industrialism in the North East of England and Mid Wales by the artists Mair Hughes and Bridget Kennedy.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

A few sketches

I've been getting really excited by 18th century drawings and prints of mineral specimens, these have led me to looking again at Chinese scholars rocks too.

I don't know where this is going to lead me, but I am still intrigued by the potential for information to be locked into these objects that were created so long ago. I'm really drawn to their sense of mystery and the various ways artist and scientists have been captivated by them too.

Below are a few of my drawn responses to these things...

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