Helen Jessup has been a great supporter
of my work since 1970 when she and her husband
Philip purchased a major piece from my first
show at the Redfern Gallery in London.
Helen Jessup is an academic expert on the
art and architecture of Indonesia.
curated a major show of Kmer Sculpture at
the Grand Palais in Paris opened by the
President of France as well as "The
Court Arts of Indonesia" shown first
at the Asia Society Galleries in NY and
subsequently exhibited in the Dallas Museum
of Art, the Arthur M Sackler Gallery in
Washington DC and the Natural History Museum
of Los Angelese County.
commission coincided with a period when
I was reappraising my working practice with
the result that it took several years before
I felt satisfied with the outcome. It was
a difficult time for me so I was very grateful
that Helen and Phil were so extraordinarily
patient with me.
have placed Helen against a carved decorated
Balinese Palace door reflecting the natural
world and her obsession with art and all
things Indonesian, hoping this would be
a means to set off what I thought of as
her bird like character.