The Artists

Christina Heliker

Photography

cheliker@olypen.com
www.christinahelikerphoto.com

For many of us who depend on frequent exposure to the natural world to sustain us, exotic locales aren't necessary to inspire our art. When examined closely, our familiar surroundings can yield scenes of great mystery and beauty.

The challenge of photography lies in isolating such scenes from their cluttered surroundings. When all goes well, the camera can capture images too ephemeral to register in the eye, such as the wave-scattered reflections on sunlit water, or the flight of a hummingbird.

As a geologist, I am particularly drawn to subjects that arouse my curiosity about the processes that formed them, be it a forest of rime-encrusted trees high in the mountains or the aftermath of a salmon run in a Pacific Northwest river.

My photographs have been shown in numerous exhibits in Hawai'i, Washington, and at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California. LensWork and B&W magazines have published my work.