Helen HardmanBut I am she who exists in all fears, and strength in trembling

Helen Hardman, BA (Hons) Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practices (2.1) 2012.

Graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Class of 2012.

Winner of the  Bernard Cooper Memorial Prize for Printmaking 2012
“Awarded annually to the final year student who has produced the best portfolio of work in that year.”


Originally intended as a means of retaining any sense of creativity after graduating, this blog is a living documentation of what happens when you step out of the undergraduate bubble.  Consider it a sketchbook, a collaboration of notes and inspiration, an art piece in itself.  It’s a little bit of everything.

My work is a project of progress and parallels: of technical ability and confrontation.  The ultimate goal is to question constructed ideas of perfection; Previously this has placed ethereality in juxtaposition against a forensic replication of an uncontrollable condition.  Choosing photogravure as the medium, I set myself a technical challenge as complicated, time consuming and unforgiving as the skin condition I had overcome.  I came to learn, as with anything, that only through process and learning can we fully achieve our potential; perfect imperfection is as close as we may ever get.  It is the journey and the experiences along the way that make us who we are.

New work draws further on the idea of progression, though deals more with ideas of love, loss and confusion.

Print, photography, drawing, paint.  Organisation, curation.  Anything, everything.





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