A native of Dallas, Texas, artist Christie Roberts Helm is recognized for her evocative abstract work. Helm's work is part of private and corporate collections throughout the United States as well as England and Brazil. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Colorado at Boulder, Christie pursued a career in New York City. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and juried exhibitions, including exhibiting in NEXT Chicago, The Fine Arts Center in Fort Worth, Texas, The Sedona Art Center and Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Through the years, Helm has studied varied artistic disciplines--from historical architecture and interiors to fashion, jewelry and floral design, believing the intellectual and visual stimulation has a positive impact on her unique pieces with striking color combinations. Christie is now living and working in Arizona
Light, color, meditation, nature, and the constantly changing light installation piece we call “the sky”
Describe your creative process.
My work is made up of many, many, layers. The first layer is always straight lines arranged using the Fibonacci sequence. From there I pray and meditate before moving on to a new geometric layer. I use quite a bit of tape in my process
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Colorful, light and layered
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
Agnes Martin, Mark Rothko, James Turrell, Barnett Newman, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd
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