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Gem Sculptures

Helen’s artwork includes a number of miniature gem sculptures. Some are figurative, taking the shape of gods, nymphs or fantastical creatures, while others are organic freeform carvings, all less than 12” in height. They have been called “Treasured Objects”. They always “tell a story” inspired from rare gem materials and mythological themes, using symbolism for causes Helen cares about. Inspiration from the ocean or the desert is reflected in the choice of colors or textures. Some of her gem sculptures have a removable part to be worn as jewelry. Many of her works are scored with a distinct deep-line engraving structure, which she calls construction lines that give dimension and organic feeling to the sculptured gems. According to Helen “these lines connect the volumes and the continuous movement, pursuing the light and are set off by the light as the pieces move”.