My approach to creating contemporary artwork is very intuitive. I gather materials and open myself to an interior process, responding to the energies of the various materials and how their textures, colors, lines, and properties relate to each other. This process can take days, weeks, or months as the piece evolves, but is very gratifying. I have participated in ArtPrize and in the annual Legacy Trust Award Collection for artists with disabilities. Creating a studio apartment with fine art photographer Wayne Pierce supports both of our artistic energies. Our live-work space lends itself to collaborating on art installations and book publication, as well as the production of our individual art.
Mary Helmic's Artwork