‘I Meet My Shadow’ by Helena Art Book
Artist: Helena Art Book
Title: ‘I Meet My Shadow’
Medium: Graphite and coloured pencils on toned paper
Dimensions: 12″ x 9″
Framing: 13.8″ x 10.9″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
Are you too afraid to meet your shadow? Are you constantly running away from it, maybe even moving the globe, in an attempt to hide from it, only to find out that it is still tightly gripped behind your back? It is your shadow, you silly, always lurking behind unless you decide to invite it to the forefront. Only then you will see it has always been this poor butterfly with broken wings. Then, you are no longer afraid as you finally have met your shadow.
About the Artist:
Helena Art Book is a surreal and fantasy artist. Her pieces are about divine and dreamy women who represent passion, innocence and sensitivity. When growing up, Helena felt that being a sensitive dreamer was not always fully appreciated. Therefore, she is passionate about projecting those traits onto her pieces and embracing them fully. There is a deeper psychological or spiritual meaning behind some of her pieces as well.
Her work is very much influenced by pop surrealism as her characters have big dreamy eyes.
Her mother used to say that all she did as a child was drawing, unfortunately, as well on the walls. It became an even bigger passion as she grabbed oils and fell in love with the medium. Therefore, she continues creating with graphite and oils mainly.