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'A Silence of Surprise' by Helena Leslie watercolour on paper (Image from here)

‘A Silence of Surprise’ by Helena Leslie
watercolour on paper
(Image from here)

I am quite drawn to Helena Leslie’s current exhibition at the very funky Brenda May Gallery in Danks Street.

Drawing inspiration from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s asteroids in ‘The Little Prince’, Helena has created a series of works which draw on her interest in personal histories that have been discarded and forgotten – things like photographs and printed matter; and then, tethers them to her quilts painted with watercolour.

One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye. (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

The Little Prince (Image from here)

The Little Prince
(Image from here)

She gives me a sense of looking into someone else’s world. There is a softness, a gentleness, to her work which appeals. What do you think…?

'A Silence of Gathering' by Helena Leslie

‘A Silence of Gathering’ by Helena Leslie
watercolour on paper
(Image from here)

'A Silence of Family' by Helena Leslie

‘A Silence of Family’ by Helena Leslie
watercolour on paper
(Image from here)

'A Silence of Return' by Helena Leslie

‘A Silence of Return’ by Helena Leslie
watercolour on paper
(Image from here)

'A Silence of Wishing' by Helena Leslie

‘A Silence of Wishing’ by Helena Leslie
watercolour on paper
(Image from here)

Helena Leslie’s current exhibition, ‘Again’, runs until 15 June at Brenda May Gallery. The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 11 – 6, Saturday 10 – 6 and can be found at 2 Danks Street, Waterloo. I may just have to check it out…

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