I wonder if it wasmy painted curlsor lacquered lipsor maple skinthat firstgrabbed your attentionOr was it simplythe golden lureof getting close enoughto pull me apartto seewhat was insidethat kept youhoveringrunning your index fingerup my armSo you could learnthis versionand that versionof meDolly awakeDolly asleepDolly at playat lifeat lovehungryand wildfor wholesomefor wholeheartedwhollyDid you want to open meagainandagainand againjust to knowyou’d been able tojust to knowyou’d been the oneto see the smallest parts of meall the parts of meunraveledunpackedin a rowBecausethat’s what everyone wantssooneror laterto unpack meoverand againdesperate to knowwhat’s insidewhat’s underneaththe colourthe painted eyesthe glossneverreallywanting anything buttheir favourite piecesinstead of wantingto knowmewhole.
Helen Chierego is a traditional/digital artist who has adapted traditional art skills to new technology. Her preferred tools are Corel Painter, Photoshop; a stylus and graphics tablet. Helen takes on a limited number of portrait commissions each year. For enquiries regarding licensing images or commissions, she can be contacted via Bubblemail. All images in Helen Chierego’s portfolio are copyright protected and only available for authorized use.