Helen Birnbaum

 

I approach society and science in a questioning way using sculpture, photography, film and sound. The starting point for much of my work is society’s relationship with life changing  events such as climate change or the devastating effect of viruses. But the quirkiness and energy of 1960’s design excites me and I want to harness this energy whilst commenting on aspects of our own altered world.

I make all my sculpture by hand and sometimes use unusual metal objects to enhance the designs. I have recently been integrating digital devices into my sculpture; sound, touch and vision now sit together widening the experience for people looking at my work.  This is art that will always make you smile, but occasionally make you shiver.

 

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