Work Space / Making It / Helen Gotlib

Here are some images of Helen Gotlib ‘Making It’.

“Recently, Gotlib has made an extensive exploration of a deceptively nuanced and emotional subject – flowers. By following the life cycle of flora, but focusing particularly on dried, dead flowers, she has managed to create images of unexpected beauty and emotional power mirroring the complexities of her figurative work.”

www.helengotlib.com         http://www.etsy.com/shop/HelenGotlib

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Helen-Gotlib/154277844651762

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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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