Week 10 – Artist Conversation – Helen Cox

Artist: Helen Werner Cox

Exhibition: Silent Screams

Media: Oil pastel, Ink prints,

Gallery: Gastov West Gallery

Website: www.helenwernercox.com

Helen Werner Cox showed her “Silent Screams”artwork at CSULB. Cox is graduating this spring and during her time here. Helen is originally from the east coast I can kind of tell by her accent. She’s specifically from Boston, Massachusetts.Ms. Cox moved here to Southern California in 1988, and start teaching a middle school at North Long Beach. After she have retired, she enrolled into the graduate art school here in CSULB. i found that really interesting and cool that a women of her age can just go back to school for something she truly loves.

I noticed from her exhibition that one of her big interests are carousels and horses. She said she was never really in to them when she was kid, she just randomly liked sketching them. she is fascinated by how they look and their function. The merry-go-round at Griffith Park played a large role in this inspiration. She’s interested in the wholeness of an image. with her lighting and shapes.  Helens work is inspired by the works of Goya and Paula Rego and all their images.


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