Large Helen Webber Horse Tapestry from Series 70s-80s ( abk50 )
“Tell it like it is.” It`s a turn of phrase that aptly describes the force behind the work
of 80-year-old visual artist, Helen Webber.
Since the early 70s, Helen Webber`s tapestries have summoned the interest of architects and designers alike. They began to commission site-specific pieces for designed environments that would house Webber`s pastiches of fabrics, segmented to mimic brush strokes and arranged and edged with varied thicknesses of yarn: meringue textures, rough burlaps, silky magentas and ecstatic cotton blues fashioned into large-scale pieces with names like Lake of the Moon, Earth Songs, or the suite of 10 expressive human figures called Spirit of the Child that continues to inform
Webber`s myriad and current art projects.