Helene Wilder

“After my recent move to Santa Fe, NM I cannot help but notice all the expressions of piety and religious devotion. The fact that many of these beliefs seem to have no logical explanation has greatly influenced my art. These unanswered questions have found home in this series of paintings. I am fascinated by religious symbolism and the Madonna. Like my past portraits I hope to portray inner strength as well as sorrow, feminine beauty versus man created religion.

My work embodies a rare and fairly solitary spectrum of exceptions. They are imaginary portraits that assay an imagery that is often unappreciated. For those who look only for a typical portrait may be puzzled or confused by my choice of metaphor. They are my private collection of people. I hope you enjoy.”