Helaine Blumenfeld OBE: Illusion
2018 | bronze | Cabot Square (exterior) | Art Map reference: B4
With Illusion, Helaine wanted individual forms which would give the impression of extending beyond themselves. By recognising the importance of our own subconscious, we can begin to have more meaningful relationships with each other and the world around us – relationships which are not static, they can be seen symbolically to change, as the parts of the sculpture are moved within the context of the whole. Helaine hopes that viewers will explore this idea by not only viewing, but by interacting directly with Illusion. The sculpture invites visitors to touch it, step into it and walk within and between its separate parts.