In her own words ... The Carapace Series
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.
Cruise Helmet with Link Face Veil
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.
There is a chilling beauty in
these helmets that both transcends and incorporates their intended use.