Artist Profile

Rachel Helm

Studio Resident (2012 - 2014)

Statement of Work

I am a big reader. My influence, my experience, my academic background, all revolve around book reading or book learning of some form. This being said, I like to work in a style that is readily narrative and often sequential. Illustration, comics, and drawings, lend themselves well to this sensibility. Additionally, my goal in work is to creep and to laugh. Since I was very young I have read Archie comics, but always wished something really bad would happen in them. My aesthetic is sort of like: what if the Fifties happened in the Middle Ages? What if Archie had a club foot? What is the lamest joke in the world?

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