Artist Information for Helena Scheffer
Working with colour and texture is what drives my creative process. In my latest series of abstracts called “Colour Explosions,” I sift through piles of fabric that act as my palette, carefully snipping off just the right piece. I dye, paint, stamp and print many of the fabrics myself, revelling in the serendipity of creating never-to-be-repeated hues and patterns on vintage and other textiles. The intricate machine stitching adds another layer of complexity to each textile piece. I mount each quilt on canvas, which I paint with acrylics to allow the colours to flow out of the stitching and onto the support. My inspiration comes from nature, life events, and colour itself.Images scroll down to view all
Summer Greens24" x 20"
Chameleon48" x 36"
Green Tea55" x 45"
Eclat de Joie36" x 24"
Spontaneous Combustion75" x 55"