“Stemming from pure mathematics, journalism, finance and an extensive performance in concert piano – the classics of education to cup winning skiing; the cultivation of excellence in wide paths led Marie Helene to the world of art through her unquenching quest for expression. Our paths crossed through the world of art by chance through neighbouring studios. Since then our friendship has based itself with the love of sculpture and the working of metal.
I have great respect for the sculpture of Marie Helene. It reflects her depth of field, her keen sense of composition and movement, her wit and intention. Her new work based on the Gryphon stems from her fantasy of the historical and mythical as well as what life would be like…
As with all subjects the study of art, and subsequently the study of life and imagination, is made real through talent but also through the continuation of the untamed yet disciplined mind. As contrary as that may sound, it is exactly these two attributes through which creative growth finds it’s path. A recognition is found among tangent fields lending themselves to the other, enhancing and feeding and creating the new. Marie Helene has traveled many overlapping and creative foundations, sculpture being an accumulation as well as a jump off into the unknown,the creative process.”
Quote by Susan Woods from Aswoon with whom Marie-Helene has been collaborating since November 2011