Helga Winter

A Library - Gone to Seed

sculptural paintings

 

"My Life as an Open Book"

Repurposed Books, Beeswax
13” x 20” x 3.5”

 

 

"Exploration in Depth and Texture I"

Repurposed Books, Beeswax
24” x 24” x 3”

 

"The Future…..Catching You"

Repurposed Books, Pigmented and Unpigmented Beeswax

23” x 16” x 2.25”

 

 

"All Great Changes are Preceded by Chaos"

Repurposed Books, Thread, Pigmented Beeswax

13” x 31” x 2.75”

(SOLD)

 

 

 

"Kinship"

7" x 27" x 3"

 

 

"Exploration in Depth and Texture III"

Repurposed Books, India Ink, Beeswax

24” x 24” x 3”

(SOLD)

 

 

"The Memory of Water"

Repurposed Books, Thread, Pigmented Beeswax

9.75” x 27.25” x 2”

 

 

"Out of Her Head into Her Belly"

Repurposed Books, Pigmented Beeswax

23” x 16” x 2.75

 

 

"Exploration in Depth and Texture II"

Repurposed Books, Beeswax

24” x 24” x 3”

 

 

"Patterns of Thought"

Repurposed Books, Beeswax

23” x 16” x 2.25”

 

 

Portable Thoughts and Stories

8.25" x 6.25" x 3" each

(ongoing series - please inquire about available pieces)

 

 

 

A Library - Gone to Seed

“It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.”
                                                                           -Claude Bernard-     

                                           
I have made something new, unfamiliar and possibly shocking out of something very familiar to us.

Taking a book full of words and possibly full of knowledge and turning it inside out - I have hidden the words, that nevertheless are still there - we can’t see but glimpses of them and might assume the words have vanished.

Much of our true knowledge may be hidden, shapeless, quiet, buried deep inside - we can’t see it, feel it and we often assume it is not there.

While deconstructing a book, I am rewriting, rewiring, reconstructing, relearning and rethinking.

Tearing, ripping, coloring, waxing, rolling, arranging and gluing the pages is a practice. Something I do over and over to acquire a certain knowledge of patience, quietude, peacefulness and a gathering of information from the Inside.

By turning the books inside out I want to turn my stories inside out, recognize how they can diminish my life, and then create new conscious stories that are closer to the current truth, allowing for new possibilities and greater potential freedom and strength.

I invite you to walk around the new shape and structure; look at it from all angles, be aware of the changes of perception that take place, stay open minded to learn about both sides of the story and know that a story can always be changed.

                                                                             Helga Winter

 

 

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