Artist of the Day / Helen Gotlib

Gotlib has traveled extensively. Her observations of people and customs of Europe, Asia and the Middle East have influenced her perception of the human body and it’s complex range of expression. This interest manifests itself primarily in the vast body of figurative drawing, painting and print making work she has produced over the course of the last decade.

            

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About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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2 Responses to Artist of the Day / Helen Gotlib

  1. monocolored says:

    This art is simply wow…

  2. Reblogged this on Living Patterns and commented:
    Beautiful artwork. I love how her perceptions of cultures she has visited influence her work.

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