Helen Pynor

Helen Pynor‘s latest works Liquid Ground are a series of underwater photographs that capture clothes gently billowing as entrials swirl from within. The work is simultaneously ethereal, seductive and disquieting.


Liquid Ground 1 (detail), C-type photographic print face-mounted on glass, 2010


Liquid Ground 2 (detail), C-type photographic print face-mounted on glass, 2010


Liquid Ground 4 (detail), C-type photographic print face-mounted on glass, 2010

I discovered Helen Pynor’s work via the fantastic blog Wurzeltod, curated by the extraordinary Suzanne D Gerber.

Suzanee reviewed Pynor’s work in her blog. Below is an excerpt.

I first discovered Helen‘s work via her knitted human hair pieces and was immediately mesmerised by the sheer thought of working with such a filigree material.

Not only an artist, but mainly a philosopher and scientist by trade, Helen’s oeuvre has truly dissolved all genres to become a symbiotic amalgamation of art, biology, anatomy and symbolism. Very visible in her Red Sea Blue Water and of course the sumptuous Milk series.


untitled (heart lungs), knitted human hair, 2007


Milk 3 (birdsnest fern), C-type photographic print, face mounted on glass. 2008 / 2009


Head Cold (from red sea blue water series), C-type photograph on Duratran, face-mounted on glass, 2007

I implore you to pour over Helen Pynor’s websiteit’s wide range of surreal imagery will not disappoint.