Let Them Eat Cake 2019

This piece is a reaction to the actions of large corporations who damage the planet then commit to token acts of repair. Here the animals feast on man made junk food as their natural environment has been destroyed. Just as Marie Antoinette famously said, ‘let them eat cake’ before the French Revolution we are now again at a tipping point, where many want a revolution in how the planet and nature are affected by human beings.

Tea Bags And Body Bags 2020

Inspired by the idea of the banality of evil I have created a living room where war has broken out. No longer is war and suffering something that is happening somewhere else. No longer is war a form of entertainment, now it is in the home and we have to try and live with it

Wet Nurse 2020

Cows produce milk for their young, but due to intensive farming, milk is now consumed by humans and pets. The cow has become a modern day wet nurse because so many babies feed from them. The cow has stopped being a mother to its calf and now rears children

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Helen Grundy

United Kingdom


I am a contemporary fine artist based in Birmingham, UK. I am an object maker, a creator of digital and paper collages and I also make coloured pencil drawings. I graduated from The Birmingham School of Fine Art in 2004 and since then have been exhibiting both nationally and internationally. I have been successfully awarded grants from The Arts Council and have been an artist in residence at New Art Gallery Walsall with the founding members of the arts collective, Strange Ways, My practice is driven by my desire to work with unusual materials and to create works that are surreal, provocative and humourous. I am fascinated by the phenomenon of nostalgia and its bittersweet effect on our senses. I feel that each artwork I make is a souvenir from my life. I am currently exploring new directions with collage and trying to incorporate new materials, new processes and want to try and invent a new art form.

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