Helena Starcevic

Artist’s Statement

My natural state of observation and inquiry informs both my perspective and my process. Beginning with the construction of multiple smaller forms, the elements are then assembled into larger compositions or installations. This repetitive study becomes a meditative exploration of each as an individual or idea. The surfaces are unadorned, monochromatic. Each component is imbued with a symbolic, ritualistic aspect that gives it its own identity, strength and purpose. Combined, a new meaning and purpose occurs. They reference the spine, the air we breathe or a cellular structure. Some hang in space; but they are all communities.

It was camping expeditions in the California desert which formed my appreciation for the stark beauty of nature’s deceptively barren landscapes. My ultimate goal is to bring this deference to my work.

Originally from Southern California, Helena Starcevic moved to New York City in the eighties, working as an RN. She has lived in Paris, traveled extensively in Europe and Latin America, and calls Mexico her soul’s home. She just had her first major solo show at Five Points Gallery in Connecticut, and is currently included in the Northeast Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition. Her studio is in the South Bronx.
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Susan Lewis (susanlewis.net) is the Editor-in-chief and founder of Posit (positjournal.com) and the author of ten books and chapbooks, including Zoom (winner of the Washington Prize), Heisenberg's Salon, This Visit, and State of the Union. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies such as Walkers in the City (Rain Taxi), They Said (Black Lawrence Press), and Resist Much, Obey Little (Dispatches/Spuyten Duyvil), as well as in journals such as Agni, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions online, Diode, Interim, New American Writing, and VOLT.