Helen Wheeler at Bankley Studios

Helen Wheeler

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Lost and found

Having a highly experimental practice, Wheeler's recent sculptural drawings explore the possibilities of change as well as harnessing natural forces. The resultant works often draw strong parallels with nature on both the macro and micro scale.

Apocalypse, the sublime, health and entropy are all areas of research that inform her practice and the materials used within her work often have metaphorical significance.

Initially working in the traditional medium of silver-point, her sculptural works embrace the various states and processes of formation, change, fragility and destruction.

“Currently I am exploring relationships between mortality, the body and science, utilising the creation process of blown glass to negotiate the possibilities of drawing in three-dimensional space.

Exploring notions of growth, separation, replication and malfunction, I frequently repeat processes in order to evolve my glass forms beyond functioning objects, creating multiples that are similar and yet distinct. The resultant forms are the culmination of pushing hand-blown and stretched glass to its structural limits, encapsulating the breath, time and gravity to create fragile functionless objects which possess an internal beauty, frozen in a state of imminent change or collapse.”

Wheeler won the 2013 NADFAS North West Bursary Award for Fine Art and was also the recipient of the Leonard James Little Fine Art Prize. Since then, she has been continuing her studies at Manchester School of Art where she is reading for an MFA in Fine Art.

Artist's Contact Number : 07739 344403
Artist's Website URL : http://cargocollective.com/helenwheeler
Artist's Email Address : helen.e.wheeler@gmail.com