Helen Pollock ONZM
Helen Pollock (ONZM)
What inspires your art practice?
‘Looking Back to See My Way Forward’ informs all of my work; ‘Putting the pieces together again’, after a disruption such as trauma, and time and forgetting. Some of my major installation works refer to the trauma of war, and originally installed at the Auckland War Memorial Museum and NZ Sculpture Onshore, are now permanently installed in battlefield Museums in Belgium and France. A bronze steel and water installation is permanently installed at the RNZ Navy Museum in Torpedo Bay, Auckland.
What materials do you work in?
I work in terracotta, steel and bronze, sometimes incorporating water.
Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
The Empty Chair signifies loss or absence due to death, distance or estrangement. Its usual occupant is no longer physically present. It is also a Chair for Sensing - for sensing connection through time and space and more tangibly and specifically, through memory.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
The RNZ Navy Museum in Torpedo Bay has a major work in bronze, steel and water - As Above, So Below in their WW1 Pavillion. The Chambered Nautilus sculpture in bronze has been permanently installed this November, for the 150th Celebration of Otago Girls High School, Dunedin.
Where did you study
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