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Helen Dannelly

Helen Dannelly

Helen works in Encaustic sculpture and is interested in the metamorphosis as a natural phenomenon as well as a personal phenomenon.  Her work is inspired by the natural world:  plant life, sea life, pods, seeds, cocoons, coral sea anemones.  They are made of fiber, beeswax, resin and pigment and are a visual representation of what happens to corals as a result of increased water temperatures due to climate change:  they lose their color (or 'bleach') and then turn dark and die.  

Helen is a Chicago-based artist and a member of Chicago Sculptors International.  She studied painting and printmaking and has been working the past several years on two and three dimensional encaustics.