"Mango and Mantis" by Joe Helms

60″ × 45″ ,oil on canvas

I would define my style as modern classical. I’m interested in life’s little dramas. Using allegory and symbolism there evolves a suspension of disbelief. Drawing the viewer in and along a storyline. I’m interested in tapping into the collective unconscious so each individual viewer forms their own personal narrative from the piece. I strive for a contrast between a calm and uneasy with a pensive quality: the instance before the event…
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  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 2 years ago

    Some might think this is a gross image…however I think it is quite a brillliant piece of work!!
    A fave!

  • gross or not…..just life’s little dramas….thanks Heather

    – Joe Helms

  • Xiao T Ye
    Xiao T Yeover 2 years ago

    oh Joe thats a really juicy and sweet mango as i can tell from your drawing!well done!

  • a bit to juicy it seems ….oxoxo thnks Xiao

    – Joe Helms

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Joe your work is always so beautiful. Excellent

  • and your comments are always so sweet….

    – Joe Helms

  • Louma Rabah
    Louma Rabahover 2 years ago

    so real

  • thank you Louma

    – Joe Helms

  • Sandy Taylor
    Sandy Taylorover 2 years ago

    BE-U-TEE-FUL! Bravo! : )

  • Cheers Sandy….oxoxo

    – Joe Helms

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseover 2 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful work!

  • thank you Jolante….oxoxo

    – Joe Helms

  • Ann  Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 2 years ago

    Fantastic art piece! I love all the work and detail, plus the wonderful colour.

  • too sweet Ann, thank you

    – Joe Helms

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 2 years ago

    These paintings of yours are fabulous.

  • thanks so much scally…oxox

    – Joe Helms

  • madvlad
    madvladover 2 years ago

    classic art, at its best,,nice seeing museum quality on redb,as i live in nowhersville

  • Museum quality, thanks so much Vlad, your to kind my friend….cheers

    – Joe Helms

  • Beatrice Cloake Pasquier
    Beatrice Cloak...over 2 years ago

    Wow Joe, your work is a fine discovery! Your portfolio is a wonderful addition to the site.
    I am in owe in front of your work!

  • You are to sweet Beatrice…..thank you so much ..oxoxo

    – Joe Helms

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