HELEN CHELLIN
HELEN CHELLIN
Painter | Book Artist


LANDSCAPE AS STORIES:
CULTURE AND NATURE

In the Time of Algorithms
Landscapes become stories, as well as maps
Then as I lay dreaming,
In a painter’s dreamtime
A sense of place formed in my mind

My landscapes tell stories about culture and nature.

Into these dream-like landscapes, I place concrete and abstract images. In a modern sense they are algorithms- a road map that can tell you how to get from one place to another. Like all maps, it is a rendition - a best attempt at reflecting a current reality, knowing that the map is not a single landscape or story. Visual perceptions and paint are fluid as they form, emerge and then disappear into a tangle of time.