Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tschechoslovakische Republik 1932



In the Czech Republic I found some incredible images published in 1932. This little book contained so many documentary photos, it was difficult not to be inspired by their subjects and textures.



Saturday, October 26, 2013

Traveling Collection



...A selection (of just some!) of my favorite postcards from my collection. 






















XXlovehelen

Sunday, August 25, 2013

wrapped up.


All wrapped up! 
Silk collages will be available @ Dead+Buried's Pop-Up shop! 




...Very Exciting!
xoxox

Horizon ~ the apparent line that divides the earth and the sky


I recently collaborated with a good friend of mine after the opening of the FIVEKINDS exhibition 
at Melbourne's iconic GPO Building. 
The result is this series of photo collages and beautiful pure silk scarfs.


Silk Scarfs are available upon request. 
Please contact: helenkhpappas@gmail.com
for FIVEKINDS information: http://fivekinds.tumblr.com/


Photographer: Jonathan Butler
Designer/Stylist: Helen Pappas
Model: Bebe from SCENE
First Published on: FASHIONISING 











Wednesday, July 31, 2013



Three differing styles of traditional Jewish Yemenite wedding costumes. 


Amazing!
xoxo

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Patronne des Toreros





La Macarena, the patron saint of Matadors.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

If I could open my heart.....



Last month I was invited to participate in a recent exhibition "Decoding Data" & "Drawing Data" at FirstSite Gallery in the CBD. Curators Stephen Gallagher and Liam Revell are interested in the power that image making has in the creative process, specifically how the initial visual impacts the final design.

It was wonderful project to be apart of.
For the exhibition I created this series of collages along with my most recent retail works of Collage Scarfs. 
(....to be announced soon! :)

Enjoy!
XXX




Monday, April 8, 2013


"If I still remember those that I have loved, then I won’t have lived for nothing, for what would be the point of anything,
 if nothing is remembered?"

 - Birds without Wings, Louis de Bernières

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Argonauts' Boot


Wow~ ! isn't this incredible! 
I came across this painted worker's boot and was completely entranced. 

The link between the contemporary and classical visual motifs is wonderful. I especially love the use of an old workers' boot, as it really captures the appearance of a hard, well traveled journey. 
This notion of the journey is paralleled with the imagery of Jason and the Argonauts (or Jason and the Golden Fleece) and is literally emphasizing the epic tale of life's challenges. The ode to Ancient Greek mythology (through styling) creates an overwhelming sense of wonder and opulence, transforming a commonly disregarded object into something a little more mystical.

 .....unfortunately there was no artist name attached, only that it was on display at the Anna Pappas Gallery in Prahran. 


LOVEHELEN

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Tales




~ The Go-Between ~
Mixed Media Collage
Inspired by the notion of stories within stories, this series of collage explores the classical themes of forbidden desire and fragmentation. 

~ The Nights ~
Paper Collage

~ The Tale of the Three Apples ~
Paper Collage


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Melbourne Surprises


I really do love Melbourne. 
Wondering around the city is always a pleasure. ....especially when you come across a wonderful surprise like this one. 

Russell Place, in Melbourne's CBD is quickly growing into quite a cool little side-street of wonder. 

With a handful of beautifully designed cafés, bars, boutiques (including unique men's leather shoes, a secret little FAT boutique and Pieces of Eight Jewelry Gallery), Russell Pl is definitely a destination for any curious Melbournian.

Along with all the retail and culinary excitment, what really got me thrilled was the Street Art on display. 
This collage is very surreal yet, quite a romantic motif in comparison to the other street around the CBD. I love the notion of colossus stone-like hands, intertwined as if they were vines, while people sit, converse and dine on the opposite side of the street. These hands emerging from the concrete ground give Russell Pl a softer more organic feel against the dense and chaotic life that lives beyond its walls.



LOVEhelen

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Goodwishing

Collage Images: 
Tears, 1933-34. Photograph by Man Ray.
& Vintage stamps. 


For my friends who have gotten quite unwell this month. 
My thoughts are with you. 

lots of love 
helen 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Poseidon's Holiday


We all feel like emerging to the surface every now-and-then. 

So, here's a snapshot from Poseidon's Holiday. 

Also, the picture of the couple had a wonderful tag line beneath it:
"You'll look great in one of our Caribbean tans"
.....thankyou PAN-AM.