Hilda Hellstrom, ‘Reflecting on the contemplated’, 2017, Chamber

10 x 10 x 19 in (stool); 25.5 x 25.5 x 1.5 in (wall piece)

"Reflecting on the contemplated" is a self-portrait containing a stool and a wall piece. More specifically Hellström has been working with geology and the formation of rock. This incredible rigidity that nevertheless is in constant motion. On a practical level one could say that she studies the ways of nature as if its processes belonged to those of a craftsman. Analogous to an apprentice she then recreates those movements of nature, appropriated into processes that are specific to her practice. As an extension of the fascination for Earth’s inner forces she also investigates man’s relationship to nature and our struggle to tame and separate ourselves from it.

Hellström currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.