The Helena Martin Collection: Handmade Metal Art
Our ‘Helena Martin’ line is a growing collection of contemporary works with an emphasis on texture, depth, dimension, and layers rather than flat prints. Each piece is an original multiple, which is to say, an original piece of hand-crafted artwork with designs, patterns, textures and/or color palettes that the artist can closely recreate every time. The artist implements a myriad of grinding, sanding, cutting, painting, finishing and sometimes even flatbed acrylic printing techniques to create the holographic patterns and metallic undertones in the artwork.
This mastery of metal grinding and finishing techniques has resulted in both fluid, organic designs as well as precise, geometric designs, each of which produce beautifully natural silver-hued or vibrant-colored artwork with incredible depth and dimension. Each piece is extremely light-receptive, and the calculated directional patterns create brilliant movement and a spectacular three dimensional effect in the light.
This collection ranges from abstract to minimalist, creating gorgeous focal points and conversation pieces in contemporary, modern and urban settings. The crisp silver metal finishes exude the ultimate in high-end class and sophistication.
The 'Helena Martin' name is actually a pseudonym inspired by two of our favorite contemporary female artists, Helen Frankenthaler and Agnes Martin. Agnes specialized in minimalist, geometric patterns, while Helen produced bold, colorful abstracts.