Helen Hiebert

The Art 

“HOLDING” by Helen Hiebert  
(approx. 18″ x 24″ x 18″)  
Media: handmade abaca paper and linen thread  
Price: US$ 1200  photo: Roberta Aylward  

Helen’s website: helenhiebertstudio.com

The Artist 

Helen Hiebert is an artist working primarily in handmade paper. A prolific paper maker, weaver and lantern creator, Helen has published several artists’ books, exhibits experimental installations, sculptures and runs classes.

Helen Hiebert.

I made this piece when my children were little and I was thinking quite a bit about motherhood. You see a large and a small figure and the threads joining them are all of the “stuff” that connects them, both spoken and unspoken thoughts, words, and emotions.

“Holding” rear view

The Music  


Helen Davey

This is a sound-painting in response to "Holding" by Helen Hiebert, an artist primarily working with hand-made paper. This music is an ode to motherhood and the threads that bind. (for lap-harp, piano - keys and strings - mbira, voices: mothers from antiquity). For more info, go to this link: https://helendavey.com/blog/helen-hieberts-holding-2/
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