top of page

Welcome

Below are some of Helena's most iconic pieces, along with the inspiration behind them. 

 

For availability, prices, and commissions please reach out.

Art by Safari

PHOTO-2023-05-29-10-51-11 3.jpg

Mama
Embroidery on canvas
83 x 106 cm (32.7 x 41.7 in)


Inspired by a painting of the artist's mother as a child, 'Mama' is the first one of Helena's embroidery pieces.

PHOTO-2023-05-29-10-51-11.jpg

Liberty
Embroidery on canvas, acrylic
120 x 50 cm (47.2 x 19.7 in)


Inspired by the Statue of Liberty in NYC, 'Liberty' was named a finalist & exhibited in New York in April 2023.

My Frida

Embroidery, print & acrylic on canvas

 

48 x 68 cm (18.9 x 26.8 in)

The iconic Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, features heavily in Helena's art.
 

"My Frida" is a testament to the power of art convey powerful emotions and ideas through visual means.

PHOTO-2023-05-29-10-51-12.jpg

She Was Beautiful

Acrylic on canvas

54 x 64 cm (21.3 x 25.2 in)

Portrait of the girl, her essence and character captured in the painting, to create a lasting memory of her beauty and spirit.

La Zia

 

Embroidery on canvas

 

83 x 106 cm (32.7 x 41.7 in)

Inspired by the second one of the twin portraits of the artist's family, 'La Zia' represents Helena's aunt as child.


The historical and cultural context of the artwork adds further depth and meaning to the piece, especially when viewed next to 'Mama'.

David is Back
Embroidery & acrylic on canvas
48 x 88 cm (18.9 x 34.6 in)

"David is back" is a mixed media artwork that was inspired by Michelangelo's iconic sculpture of David. It's a modern take on the figure's strength and power.

The use of mixed media and embroidery techniques adds depth, texture and detail to the figure, creating a sense of movement and dimension.

Looking Through the Window
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 58 cm (18.9 x 22.8 in)


The interplay of light and shadow, the emotional and sensory response to the character addressed.

Spokane
Embroidery, print & acrylic on canvas
50 x 109 cm (19.7 x 42.9 in)


'Spokane' is a powerful mixed media artwork that captures the physical appearance, clothing and body language of Spokane, a Native American girl.

The use of embroidery, painting, and printmaking techniques creates a layered and complex artwork that conveys multiple meanings and interpretations. The artwork is situated within the historical and cultural context of the Spokane Native American tribe, highlighting the significance of embroidery in their cultural traditions.

Twins
Embroidery & acrylic on canvas
48x48cm (18.9x18.9in)


"This artwork is a reflection of my personal experiences and cultural heritage. Through my use of embroidery and mixed media techniques, I created this piece visually striking and meaningful."

'Twins'
 explores themes of identity, sisterhood and cultural heritage and invites viewers to contemplate their own family connections.

Zebra's Life
Embroidery on canvas, acrylic
120 x 90 cm (47.2 x 35.4 in)


'Zebra's Life' is a unique piece of art that captures the beauty and complexity of a zebra's existence.
Through the use of mix
ed media, in particular embroidery, its colour, texture and symbolism the aim was to create a piece that would be both visually stunning and thought provoking.

'Zebra's Life' invites the viewer to explore the intricacies of the artwork and to contemplate the balance of life that is represented by the zebra's stripes.

Queen in Pink
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in)


'Queen in pink' is a celebration of feminine strength, power and beauty. Queen's gaze is directed towards the viewer, giving a sense of authority and power. This painting can be interpreted as a contemporary celebration of these symbols, reinforcing the idea of feminine strength and leadership.

The Red Bull
Acrylic on canvas
33 x 42 cm (13 x 16.5 in)


'The Red Bull' is a powerful representation of the energy and vitality of nature.
Bright combination of colours create bold and dynamic painting, its modern style highlighted by the contrast with 
the vintage frame.

Yes, We Can
Embroidery on canvas, print, acrylic
58 x 40 cm (22.8 x 15.7 in)


The 'Yes, we can'  slogan was a cornerstone of Obama's campaign and presidency. This portrait of Barack Obama is a testament to the power of art to inspire change and capture the essence of a historic moment.

"Through the use of mixed media and embroidery techniques, I wanted
to create a portrait that reflects Obama's message of hope and the impact of his presidency."

Johnny
Embroidery on canvas
40 x 68 cm (15.7 x 26.8 in)


'Johnny' is a unique and personal tribute to Johnny Depp, his unique style and personality that captured audiences worldwide.
This artwork conveys a message of creativity, individuality and authenticity.

The Golden Bug
Embroidery & acrylic on canvas
90 x 120 cm (35.4 x 47.2 in)


The Golden Bug is a small insect that has a big impact on the environment. Its striking appearance and crucial role in maintaining balance in the ecosystem make it a fascinating and important creature.

"As an artist and environmental advocate, I have come to appreciate the Golden Bug's unique properties and it importance in protecting the planet earth."

hog 1.jpg
bottom of page