Helen Rockel - New Zealand Artist

Under the Dome

Beneath a dome of the mysterious past I still hear your voice”

~ 'MAYA' - Jostein Gaarder

"These paintings acknowledge the presence of previous generations in our lives. We “hear” their voices in a variety of ways. I have used the landscape as a metaphor for self and have invited preceding generations to step forward in a melding of past and present. Fragments of memory are unfurled in this landscape, while the dome of the past arches over us all. We are shaped by those who have gone before. Archetypal characters, such as the dancer, the dreamer and harlequin are an enigmatic presence co-existing with the familial."

~ Helen Rockel, 2002



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