Elizabeth Helfer

Waltham, MA
Medium: metal | mixed_media | wood
Material choice plays a critical role in my sculpture. I have focused on metal as an historically complex medium to which we attach enormous value. However, I have been moving away from singular metal choices and I am constantly reevaluating the significance of metal to my practice; recently moving into other industrial materials like concrete and glass. I live close to the natural world and my artwork is directly influenced by the minutia of flora and fauna in my surroundings. I use the symbolic implications of industry contrasted against nature to evoke an environmental narrative in my artwork.