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Ancient Healer II by Helene Steene

      Helene Steene is a mixed media artist who was born in Sweden and immigrated to the United States in 1976.
      New Additions Gallery website.
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      Helene Steene Artist website
      About the artist.
      She attended the College of Fine Arts at George Washington University in Washington, DC, from 1976 to 1979. Subsequently, she earned both a BFA and an MFA from the University of Kentucky at Lexington, in 1993 and 2004, respectively.
      Helene Steene Artist website
      About the artist.
      Ancient Healer II (12 x 4.5 feet)
      Artist resume.
      is constructed of oils, glazes, aluminum, and wood (descriptive plaque). Steene’s creative technique involves the sanding and layering of media to enhance a sense of depth.
      Helene Steene Artist website
      About the artist.
      Ancient Healer II contains organic forms found in nature juxtaposed over hard geometric lines suggesting human construction, like blossoms falling on railroad tracks. This sentiment is captured in her artist’s statement:“Whether my work is non-objective, abstract, or figurative, there is always a search for something that signifies a subtle inner beauty, depth, and simplicity even when the forms are complex. I am intrigued by the tension between forms, lines, and colors that ultimately can resolve in harmony…”
      Helene Steene Artist website
      About the artist.
      Ancient Healer II is located at the Mankato Surgical Center, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, Minnesota.

      Acknowledgement

      Photos courtesy of Ms Lisa Muenkel, Digital Editor for Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Content Development Manager for Health Education & Content Services, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

      Reference

      1. New Additions Gallery website.
        • Helene Steene Artist website
        About the artist.
        https://www.helenesteene.com/
        Date accessed: August 12, 2022
      2. Artist resume.
        https://www.helenesteene.com/resume.html
        Date accessed: August 12, 2022