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Helen Chadwick

In the mid-late 1970s, Judy Chicago (with 400 unnamed assistants) worked on The Dinner Party and provoked (among other, more structurally concerned criticism) questions about the representation of women. Do we want, politically, personally, pleasurably, to see an individual woman represented by a symbolic image of her genitals? Chadwick’s Meat Abstracts totally removed from Chicago’s work in production, intent and effect-provoke questions central to the late 80’s debate around the representation of desire. How does the mapping of the female body cope with its specificity, its orifices which are neither internal nor external? Are there visual languages of femaleness or femininity? Can we (should we aim to) represent the female body, provoke female desire, without evoking the Freudian and Lacanian axis of loss, of wounding? Does the woman’s body inevitably evoke lack and therefore represent in and of itself, desire? Underlying these questions are others concerning the economy and politics of meat-eating; and the evocation and projection of desire onto cut and dead meat. Also foregrounded is the cult in certain intellectual circles of the pornographic writings (utterly non-beneficial to women) of people like Georges Bataille, where sexual pleasure goes hand in hand with the manipulation and victimisation of the Other, with psychic and physical damage, and death, preferably at the point of orgasm.

Where Chadwick’s work has been so powerful, particularly the Meat Abstracts and Of Mutability, is that it makes no attempt to side-step the asking of any of these questions, and does not polemically provide answers. Instead, with complete candour and lack of timidity, she goes straight for the centre of the most difficult areas (politically, psychically, in representation) of the debate, and re-faces us with them. The ambiguity of her own positioning is veiled by the confidence of her means of production; it is the point at which she appears to be most vulnerable, and where questions about her intent (rather than the effect) become pertinent. This was particularly so in Of Mutability, an audacious attempt at mapping female pleasure at its plenitude, inscribed on the female body, carried out on a vast physical, emotional and intellectual level. Looking back at the work in Enfleshings, it still strikes me that Chadwick in some cases tried to use some images as metaphor for one thing when their stronger signification is of things or events quite opposite to those she intended.

There are two obvious examples of this. The first concerns Chadwick’s use of her own body. Would she have been as willing to use her body in the piece had she not been so neatly proportioned, or if she had been older? Marina Warner’s essay quotes her as saying that the photocopies are assembled in a “long-limbed, healthy, idealised” form. Whose ideal, and why? This is a question that the new women’s movement has been asking of images of women since it started, and they are not questions to be avoided because the artist is a woman. How does this particular ideal help carry the meaning of the work, or is it a hindrance?

The other problems are with the objects around the figures. Two figures have been blind-folded, one with a silken scarf, one with an improvised hood. This cannot work as a metaphor for the blindness of extreme passion or ecstasy when the immediate signification for most women will be the powerless ness of inflicted sadism. I was reminded very strongly of the sado/masochist images of David Bailey–photographed from the viewpoint of the sadist, a woman in the role of the masochist. And again, the sensations evoked by the ‘cornucopia’ figure are of hanging, of vomiting, of death, of claustrophobia, of bondage–not of the plenitude of pleasure; the face of the image looks violently dead; the rope from neck to foot, pulling the body in an arc, implies a fascistic form of external control rather than the pleasurable tension of muscle pulling against muscle and limb pushing against limb.

However, the device of the pool into which the viewer looked to see these images and their companions meant that the boundaries between subject and object were significantly blurred: was one looking at the body and pleasure of another, or, like Narcissus, captivated by the sight of oneself? Was pleasure projected outside the self onto the body of the other?

What I think Chadwick allowed the woman viewer to do when looking at Of Mutability was to be in a constant state of pleasurable flux, slipping between being the desired object and the desiring subject. Which is precisely why, when there are images in the pool that signify something other than potential pleasure, there is such an acute jarring. There is no room in the pleasure garden for a damaged, or damaging, narcissism.

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The problem is to find metaphors and equivalents that are not already pre-determined, or that can successfully be appropriated. Looking through Enfleshings it becomes clear that this is a central concern of Chadwick’s.

Her latest work, Viral Landscapes continues this quest. Photographs of a rocky coastline are superimposed with histological photographs of cells from Chadwick’s body; a swatch of colour down the left hand side of each (and, to an extent, the configuration of the landscape) hints at the origin of the cells represented–blood, throat, ear, cervix and lymph from a shingle sore. ‘Viral’ interference is provided on the landscape photographs by paint. In prospect, in the reproductions, the work looked engrossing. Notions of the dispersal and colonisation of the body by the virus and of the land by the body seemed to the fore.

The installation as it was at Oxford seemed to let down this fruitful potential. The five photographs, (each some ten feet long and four feet high) were ranged frieze-like along one wall of a gallery. For the first time in one of Chadwick’s exhibitions I did not experience in any significant way a bodily interaction and exchange with the work–despite the fact that the walls had been painted an acid yellow. The viewer was thrown back, remained external to the piece, which was ironic, given its concerns. The potential richness of allusion, the stunning significance of AIDS to all of us, somehow got lost in the unsympathetic shape of the gallery.

Chadwick’s work has been amongst the most significant in the past decade, and with the publication of Enfleshings it is as if she has ‘come of age’ as an artist. I assume that the work she has begun in Viral Landscapes is going to develop in as provocative a form as her work of the 80s. Her work to date has always been ‘difficult’, has always left the viewer on her side, yet with some critical distance. Viral Landscapes as shown at Oxford did not seem resolved or confident enough to allow this. Almost as if Chadwick herself has been so far dispersed this year that the coastline images have been more appropriate to her than to the viewer. She has not been able to infuse them with the intimacy suggested by the cells. However, it is an area rich for working in, and I anticipate her next show with much pleasure.

Kokopelli Shelf

This handmade custom has two scrolled and woodburned kokopellis as the shelf’s braces. This piece also comes with a medium size (3 in diameter) clock with deer; and gold tone temperature gauge and hygrometer. A very functional and artful piece that would look great most any place you need an extra shelf.
Cut from 3/4 inch knotted Pine it is 22 inches wide by 8 inches high and is 7 1/2 inches deep.

Triple Dragon

This Dragon Shelf is a stunning piece sure to enhance your home’s wall decor. Show off a favorite vase or figurine upon this handcrafted shelf.
Cut from 1/2 inch Red Oak, this item hangs 10 1/2 inches high by 10 inches wide.

Horses on Hill

This Handmade Horse Shelf is an original decorating item. Enhance your home decor with a little bit of rustic charm; display your favorite collectables or trophies upon this unique shelf.
Cut from 3/4 inch Red Oak and stained with a Royal Walnut finish, it is highlighted with wood burned accents and edges. Item hangs 12 inches high by 52 inches wide.

Busy Beaver

This Beaver is truly busy. With temperature and hygrometer inserts it serves as a weather station; contains two picture frames for your favorite photos, a gold tone writing pen, and card or letter clip. We even included a mini gold tone quartz clock for punctuality. A perfect gift to add to a busy executive’s desk accessories.
Cut from 3/4 inch Ash, it is 15 1/2 inches wide and 4 inches high.

King of the Jungle

Make a “bold” statement at your home or office as you proclaim your “King” status within your jungle. Gold tone clock, thermometer and hygrometer complete this wooden desk accessory.
Cut from 3/4 Ash on a 3/4 inch Red Oak base it stands 11 inches wide, 5 inches high, and is 5 1/2 inches deep.


Brighten up your “Lil Devil’s” day and decor with Southwestern Style when you give them this handmade Diablo Weather Station. Mini quartz clock, thermometer, and hygrometer complete the wall hanging.
Cut from 3/4 inch Ash it hangs 10 1/2 inches wide and 9 inches high.


This functional piece of handcrafted wall art shows us a leather carved beaver in the forest. Wood burned accents add depth and distinction. Mini quartz clock, thermometer and hygrometer complete the piece.
Cut from 3/4 inch Red Oak it hangs 10 inches in diameter.

Why Should I Buy a HandCrafted Wooden Clock?

There is nothing like an heirloom, wooden clock to add warmth, decorative appeal, and originality to any room. Just imagine how many times you and the guests to your home, check the time in just a single day. What a wonderful and highly visible place, in which to display an original piece of functional art.

Ye Olde Rustic Clock Shop features handcrafted, wooden timepieces. The scrollsaw and woodburned art decorating each creation, makes every piece a uniquely rustic home accessory.

From mystical dragon to domestic horse, mantel to wall, chiming pendulum to mini quartz insert, hardwood or soft; you will find it all while browsing through Ye Olde Rustic Clock Shop. Choose cut-to-order for item as shown or custom order and design your own.

These accessories make a functional addition to any home decorating scheme. Adding a thermometer, hygrometer or barometer creates even more functionality by doubling as a weather station. No matter how you choose to have your clock constructed, you are about to order a focal point to your home that will last generations!

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