Maxine Helfman – ‘Summertime’

Maxine Helfman - Summertime

Maxine Helfman – Summertime

 

Maxine Helfman’s series ‘Summertime’ – portraits and still lifes “to capture the beauty, emotion and mystery of summer in the South.  Drawing my inspiration from literary descriptives, the images are timeless and familiar.  Despite a hard life of physical labor and poverty, it is the strength, dignity and physical beauty that I want to portray in my work” (Lenscratch)

These quiet images with painterly quality invite the viewer to linger longer in contemplation and then the fragile and ephemeral butterfly as a symbol of rebirth transfer into another place and time offering hope, transformation and resurrection.

 

Maxine Helfman - Summertime

Maxine Helfman – Summertime