Roadmap: Laundrosaurus – Helga Stentzel

Posted 2 months ago in Arts & Culture Features

Resurrecting Andrew Nuding’s Making Strange project as part of our cover story conversation somehow brought to mind the more recent work of multidisciplinary artist Helga Stentzel.

Her amusing Clothesline Animal series is one such instance of magicking up the surreal from the banal.

“My art is about finding magic in the mundane, seeing beauty in imperfections, and connecting to our reality in a new way. I love noticing playful similarities – be it a sweater on a clothing line looking like a horse or a slice of bread resembling a dog’s head. It’s only the starting point though.

From this moment onward the stories and visuals start buzzing in my head: What will this horse look like? What’s her name and character? Does she like racing with other horses? – the list goes on and on!”

Words: Michael McDermott


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