About Helen Ireland
The rhythmical lines and movement of Helen Ireland’s paintings draw on the patterns of medieval manuscripts, Indian miniatures, American sandpaintings and tapestries. They betray a kind of quiet, even subdued, concern for finding a mode of representation which is respectful to ‘the other’ but is able to draw on it.
“The paintings are indicative of a dialogue with the ‘orient’, a pleasure in looking to different visual traditions” (A. McRobbie).
Wrought Iron 
Oil on canvas, 168 x 175.5 cms
Donated by the artist 1992