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Helen Denerley Artworks

Helen Denerley Artworks

Helen Denerley lives in a remote part of Aberdeenshire where her art is inspired by wild and domestic animals some of which can be seen locally as well as by the varying moods of the Scottish weather and seasons.

A “dog” sniffs the sea air on Pittenweem sea wall.

Photograph of Helen Denerley artwork dog at Pittenweem

Her medium is scrap metal and her tool kit is an oxyacetylene blow torch which she uses to “breath life” into discarded waste, transforming it into living sculptures, lifeforms inspired by her environment.

Helen was an “invited artist” at the 2011 Pittenweem Arts Festival, her artworks exhibited openly along the sea wall at the harbour.

It was a beautiful and inspiring display of animals stalking, birds perched or lurking in crevices, turning the area into a wonderful mixture of farmyard, the wild and a “Jurassic Park”.

Crocodile

Photograph of Helen Denerley artwork crocodile

Fearsome Bird

Photograph of Helen Denerley artwork bird

Jurassic Park

Photograph of Helen Denerley artwork jurassic animal

A Camel strolls along the sea wall

Photograph of Helen Denerley artwork of camel on sea wall

Stalking, Perched

Photograph of Helen Denerley artworks on pittenweem sea wall

Photograph of Helen Denerley artworks with pittenweem behind

This “Iron Lady” is a Dragonfly. This piece is visual poetry.
Photograph of Helen Denerley artwork dragonfly

Chain links welded together provide the scales for this crocodile.

Photograph of Helen Denerley artwork crocodile

Pardon my ignorance of wildlife. Is this a Jaguar, Puma, some other big cat?

Photograph of Helen Denerley artwork jaguar

Camel with Pittenweem houses behind it

Photograph of Helen Denerley artwork camel

The were lots of smaller art pieces lurking, turning the entire sea wall into an exhibition.

Photograph of Helen Denerley artwork on the harbour wall

It was hard to pick a favourite but maybe this is it.

Photograph of Helen Denerley artwork fo Jurassic animal

I was inspired to create some “digital art” representations of these which I have published in another article.

All the photographs were taken by West Lothian photographer Norman Young and are copyright ©. Please respect copyright.

 
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