Alice Helwig utilizes techniques such as collage, texturing, glazing and underpainting to explore the prairie landscape. “I am painting the landscape that is familiar to me,” says Helwig. The imagery that I have been working with has become spiritual and dreamlike. The images are quick glances we have of the landscape as we move through it.” Themes of alienation, awe, personal epiphanies and prayerfulness emerge. The fleeting moment transcends itself to reveal that feeling, that truth, which we intuitively understand but find difficult to articulate. These are visual poems that insinuate the eternal into our understanding of the immediate.
Bluerock Gallery Inc. acknowledges the land in which it is is situated on as the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.