HELÉNA THOMPSON
photography


I’m drawn to the effects of overlapping history and human impact that exist in urban and industrial environments.  The byproducts of a city’s attempts to maintain itself in the face of decay and cultural expression leave behind  an abundance of visceral and saturated imagery.

In my photography I strive to extract painterly and sculptural elements from these worn, toxic, and traumatized environments to create new questionable landscapes that are irreverent to their original source.