Helen Scalway is an independent artist and writer. She was connected for many years to The Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, as a result of a keen interest in spatialities. She thinks about:
– the inner dynamics of relationships through the spatialities they produce, for example in complex and emergent spaces
– the sometimes incommensurable ways of being and seeing in the contemporary cosmopolitan city
– spatial metaphors which produce places and behaviours
– repetition, variation and change in thinking about the self as spatial process.
Increasingly she has become interested in the metaphor of the house or built structure as a visual metaphor for the self.
In order to think she uses visual means such as drawing, painting, collage, charting, model-making and book structures, as well as writing.