I have always been interested in the simplicity and beauty of form, finding the essence of what exists in a chaotic and confusing world, making the invisible visible, in objects that might otherwise be discarded or found uninteresting. I'm inspired by Picasso, who I met at a young age on the beaches of Spain. It was important for him to maintain the curiosity of a child, seeing the world through the eyes of innocents. And the inspirational biography of Michelangelo ,that my father had read to me , The Agony and the Ecstasy, paraphrasing, did God really rest on the cool of the seventh eve? No, she said I need a helper and I shall call her Artist, and her job will be to bring love and beauty into the world. And Rodin, who released the images and forms that already existed but were trapped inside!
So, my evolutional art journey , that began with paint on canvas has now evolved to photography because I find it the most effective , direct way to express my vision. I can see compositions more than I can invent them. I try to reveal the beautiful that already exists but is hidden inside even the ugliest things.
Born in England, Helenka Segall studied Art in New York, France and Greece. She graduated Prat Institute with a degree in Fine Arts. She also studied at the School of Visual Arts and the Arts Students League in NY. Many of her ideas still come from the curves and passageways of the greek islands, especially Patmos, where St John wrote the revelations and where the pythagorean theory was born. So her goal is to make people happy and feel good and think by revealing the hidden treasures that are all around us.