About

Walking has always been a central part of Helen’s creative practice and an important element of the process by which she makes work.

 

The path is an extension of walking…and walking is a mode of making the world as well as being in it. Thus the walking body can be traced in the places it has made, paths are traces of the acting out of imagination and desire (Solnit, R 2002)

 


Formerly a teacher, she retrained as an artist, graduating with a distinction in an 'MA by Project in Fine Art'.
Her final MA project 'The Space of Place' looked at how pinhole photography could translate a phenomenological experience of space in non-urban place; in doing so it explored the relationship between time and photographic process and approached photography as both a visual and physical construct.

Helen is an associate graduate member of the research group LAND2.


Details of her M.A project can be found on the project page at-
http://www.land2.uwe.ac.uk/projects.htm  
An overview can also be found on the LAND2 website-
http://www.land2.uwe.ac.uk/burgess.htm



Helen works from her studio in Bristol on private commissions and larger scale projects.