Ralph Helmick

Email: info@helmicksculpture.com

Website: www.helmicksculpture.com

Artist Statement

Sculpture can’t cure cancer, feed the hungry or erase bigotry.

It can promote civic meditation, provide an opportunity for citizen reflection, and give focus and cohesion to both the physical and the psychological environment.

With these goals in mind, my artistic energies have been devoted to creating sculpture in the public realm.

Since realizing my first commission over three decades ago–The Arthur Fiedler Memorial on the Esplanade in Boston, MA—I have created over forty award-winning public sculptures across the U.S.

With a focus on generating experimental civic designs inspired by a site’s audience and perceptual potential, I continue to create work linked more by underlying esthetic principals than a signature style.