Text and maps have been transferred onto the delicate medium of porcelain and combined with glazes to create sculptural geo-historic pieces of work. They bring together elements of place; the small details merging past with the present, inviting the viewer to consider their own interaction and experience of a place.
Helen’s final MA project looked at how pinhole photography could translate a phenomenological experience of space in non-urban place; in doing so it explored the relationship between time and photographic process and approached photography as both a visual and physical construct.
Helen's early work explored drawing. Figurative drawings led to abstract works. This collection of work also focussed on how drawings could be made with different mediums, such as resin and paper and wire.
These figurative wire sculptures evolved from explorations into a three-dimensional drawing. Helen developed a process of creating hollow forms by weaving wire. The sculptures are drawings in space that provide a continually changing form depending on the angle they are viewed from.
This body of work uses vintage maps and guides to present sculptural geo-historic collections. They bring together elements of place; the small details merging past with the present. They are revised geographies, inviting the viewer to consider their own interaction and experience of a place.