Helen Rockel - New Zealand Artist



"This series of works was set in motion by my reading of the mundus or earth womb (abaton)which was an actual pit found in pre-Christian temples. It was a place of incubatory sleep where the sleeper could be visited by prophetic dreams. I intended doing a series specifically about this idea of mundus, but found myself moving into other territories where mundus became 'of this world'. The circular form in each painting becomes the mundus where thought takes shape and our response to experience is registered. It is a place of incubation."

~ Helen Rockel, 2001.





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