‘energy is neither created, nor is it destroyed’ … ‘the elements suffer continual rearrangement’ …
A practice that centres on a long-held fascination with the continuous movement of energy in nature, unending and in constant flux, with each emanation wholly interdependent on all others.
Using archive media from the National Meteorological Library and Archive Helen uses her own photographs and observational drawings as reference to consider the fundamental character of phenomena that are inherently elusive, transitory and without shape.
In recent works she describes the detail of a single wave in isolation, one momentary formation in an ongoing process of continual transformation.
Work is made using the cyanotype photographic process, which uses simple chemistry, light and water to produce a Prussian blue image. Autographic line drawings take the place of a photographic negative to create the final image.