There is something electric, powerful and passionate about the joining together of two creatives. She was captivated by The End, a particularly haunting piece of his; he was enchanted by her creativity and love of life – so when artist and designer met in 2011, a beautiful partnership was formed. Kat van Duinen and Kelly John Gough are each other’s ultimate muses; they inspire, inspirit and energise one another.
This collaboration represents the inseparable bond Kat van Duinen and Kelly John Gough share, acknowledging the perpetual influence they have on one another personally and professionally; it is impossible to separate Kelly’s paint strokes from Kat’s stitching and cuts. Creativity is underpinned by emotion, the strongest of which is love – it is this love that binds together the artistic processes of Kat van Duinen and Kelly John Gough.