Date of Award
My creative process is like the Hero’s Journey. Wrought with “the call to action,” I felt a call from these pieces to bring them into our material world—the ideas, the moods, the colors wanting to translate from my mind through my hand and now, into this room. Through all the musings of our daily lives, these pieces came to be through different mediums with different mentors and different mindsets. The one constant throughout was my content, my inspiration, my grounding—the Hawaiian goddess, Pele.
Her form takes place in art, dance, written words, life, nature, my family, those around me. In this journey, she is the mentor, and she is also the call, the enemy, the reward, and the resurrection. Through these mixed mediums, through individual viewers, through various feelings she provokes, I hope her tremors quake resound resonate.
Alfajora, Helena, "Dancing Fire" (2016). Canterbury Scholars. 4.