The majority of work in this solo exhibition will be a direct response to Helens residency at Hafnarborg Arts and Culture Centre in Iceland earlier this year. Witnessing what Helen describes as a ‘Divine landscape’, these works will interpret Nature in its purist form using the limitless variations of the single dot.
The dots in Helen's work can represent many different concepts - air trapped in ice or falling snow. It can be the end of a sentence or a punctuation in a landscape. A symbol of life and a representation of death – a full stop.
The loosely applied paint is equally as emotional a response to the process of painting, as is the restrained colour palette, creating work that focuses on the mark and texture without the distraction of colour. This way of working is fundamental in striving to capture our emotions and responses to life, landscapes, and the elements that are thrown at us.