Canvassing nebulous memories

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Memories, especially childhood ones, are elusive, and allowing an object from the past to reappear evokes complex feelings. Abstract artist Kate Hunt takes inspiration from this to paint a nostalgic, beautiful collection.

In 2009, British artist Kate Hunt found herself producing paintings that featured a herringbone pattern as part of her collection named Uncover.

Sometime later, she was having an all too familiar parent-child quarrel with her daughter. She was complaining that her children were being unappreciative after all that they had been given, considering how much less their parents had during their own childhood. Her daughter pointed out that that was not quite true; her mother did indeed have a few important possessions from her childhood, including a beautiful heavy blanket. It was only then that Hunt realised that the old childhood blanket also featured a herringbone pattern.


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