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.