Happy Family with Sheep by Aly Helyer

Happy Family with Sheep (c)2007 Aly Helyer

Happy Family with Sheep

2007

Aly Helyer

Ink, watercolour on paper

41 x 33.3 cm (framed)

Not For Sale

Aly Helyer’s Happy Family with Sheep borders on the nonsensical through the title.  However, the abstract imagery suggests a strangling bond between members who seem to fit a predetermined outline of respectability while the chaotic interior space mingles and muddies any sense of individuality.  The phrase ‘happy family with sheep’ then suggests a projected group identity for appearance and social acceptance, when it is anything but true.

Read our interview:  Anchors of Observation

See Aly’s Strange Fruit

Find out more about Aly Helyer at www.alyhelyer.com

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