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Helen Meyrowitz

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In her own words ... The Carapace Series

Cruise Helmet with Link Face Veil

Human beings are a vulnerable species with an aggressive streak. From early in our development, we found it a necessity to develop a protective covering from those who hunt, and those who hunt us. In every part of the world, humans have developed different types and forms of armed protection. The challenge presented by new materials and technology, is met with body armor and weapons becoming more inventive and fantastic.

 


Italian Visored Helmet


It is the fantastic that I address in my series of Helmet drawings. When viewed as individual objects, they can be seen as marvelously creative inventions of design. Japanese Acorn Helmet, referencing nature and reproduction; a spider helmet; an Italian visored helmet looking like strange mutated insects; and the chain face veils, misdirected necklaces, are singularly arresting.

 

 

 

 

 

British Respirator

There is a chilling beauty in these helmets that both transcends and incorporates their intended use.

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