Posts tagged "human condition"
M(other) Stories

M(other) Stories

"Autobiographical writing is juxtaposed with photographs taken at home and during the school run using my smart phone camera. Photographs record the ever shifting, transitory time I share with my family. There are shadow portraits of me and my son playing, of my son sleeping, intimate observations of his body and skin, collaged together with...
Birth: icon drawings

Birth: icon drawings

This series of ink and pencil drawings have been created through making observational drawings from youtube birth videos, and in referencing the birth records of my two sons, remembering the physical and emotional experiences of birth and referencing historical anatomy sketches.
September babies

September babies

A series of observational drawings made from a photograph taken shortly after the birth of my first child.
M(other) big draw workshop

M(other) big draw workshop

"A workshop to coincide with "The Big Draw" exploring themes of the body and identity through creating a series of ink drawings. The workshop participants were from Level One BA Visual Arts Programme from the University of Salford."
Dr Jacques Rangasamy review of M(other) exhibition

Dr Jacques Rangasamy review of M(other) exhibition

"When asked what he considered was the greatest act of heroism he knew, Mahatma Gandhi replied that it the one performed by the mother who woke up in the middle of the night to find that her baby had wet the mattress they were sharing, and who exchanged places to ensure that the baby slept...
Mini Series exhibition text by Jenna Collins

Mini Series exhibition text by Jenna Collins

"Helen has a sophisticated relationship to video exploiting its potential to create experience directly, resulting in a raw aesthetic that exposes the painters approach to mark making. With a bizarre and dark sense of humour, Helen makes use of the objects that furnish her life to explore the psychological, challenging hierarchies and power relations...
Lancaster Moor Hospital

Lancaster Moor Hospital

"In 1998 I completed a 5 month collaborative residency at the hospital with Michael Mayhew (performance artist), and Scott Abraham (film maker). Based on the Conniston Ward we worked together to produce an interdisciplinary installation and performance piece. |"
Scenes from the Asylum Wall

Scenes from the Asylum Wall

"A performance installation produced as the result of a collaborative residency by Helen Sargeant (Visual Artist), Michael Mayhew (Performance Artist) and Scott Abraham (Film Maker) at the John Moore Hospital, Lancashire prior to its closure in 1997."
Scenes from the Asylum Wall

Scenes from the Asylum Wall

Patient

Patient

Patient was made during an artists residency between 1995 and 1997 at Brockhall Village, Lancashire. Brockhall Village was being developed from a derelict mental asylum into a luxury secure housing estate by the property tycoon Gerald Hitman. Brockhall Village was built in 1904 as an Inebriate Women’s Reforatory, and closed down in 1992 as part...
Mince Her

Mince Her

This painting represents a heavily pregnant woman, a handle that also looks like a transparent tube is attached to her belly. A fine painted line of clotted blood joins flesh and tube. The woman's torso has become amalgamated with a hand held kitchen meat mincing machine.