|Posted on August 19, 2010 at 10:07 AM|
Sculptress Extroidinaire Helen Hay has mastered the ART of RECYCLING.
Her work makes use of old metal objects whether they be outdated farm implements or just pieces of old cars and broken bicycles. She refashions them into “objet d‘arts” that are fun, interesting and functional
Her quirky creations are incredibly popular as both decorative and fine art works.
Helen is the first of our weekly featured creatives.
A2Z: Hi Helen, tell us, what is your area of creativity?
Helen: My area of creativity is sculpture, I use reclaimed farm machinery, old tools and car parts to create unique "garden art".
A2Z: Can we ask how old you are? (Completely optional question)
Helen: Age......who cares .........
A2Z: What makes you and your creations unique? (What do you do that no one else does/what do you do better than anyone else etc)
Helen: I like to think my creations are very unique, I never know what I am going to make next, I see bit's of old rusted metal and just know it can be given a new life as something to treasure for years to come. I also like to think I am preserving some of our farming history by saving some of these old bits from the scrap yard.
I don't think I do anything better than anyone else, everyone has their own style that they are good at.
A2Z: What is your biggest creative goal for the moment?
Helen: Sculpture in the making for a public art space, very exciting if it is accepted.
A2Z: What has been your greatest creative achievement to date?
Helen: My greatest creative achievement was having one of my Emu's chosen to be part of a Tafe students exhibit at the Melbourne Garden Show. Her exhibit was all about recycling which is what I do. I visited the show and got a real kick out of standing listening to people's comments about my work, very encourageing.
A2z: Do you have any creative developments/big news that you would like to share?
Helen: Big news is my facebook page "Garden Art by Helen Hay" and a sculpture competition and exhibition myself and Mandy Jones are organizing for November 12th & 14th, 2010, at Jones Winery and Vineyard, Rutherglen.
A2Z: Have you ever had an embarrassing moment or complete disaster with any of your creative works?
Helen: Complete disaster at Lockhart Spirit of the Land 2009, one of my sculptures was dropped when being unloaded and later lost a part, however the wonderful organizers found a welder and had it repaired in time for judging... phew..
A2Z: What would you like to get out of the Art 2 Zee Magazine and/or website?
Helen: Arts 2 Zee will be great for contacts in the art world, greater exposure and good advice....
If you would like to be one of our Featured Creatives and have your work featured here, or perhaps in the magazine, please contact us here at Art 2 Zee and we'll email you our questionaire. It's FREE