" Helen Otter’s installations play on the boundary of what is seen and unseen, direct and peripheral; articulating the border of the visual using light as a primary medium together with minimal forms, pigments and space. Otter wants to draw attention to spatial relations while alerting us to the ambient light conditions in the ‘white’ gallery space, a surface she uses as both reflector and canvas. The work is intangible, based on an effect and not an object. The subtle phenomenon is sensitive to prevailing light conditions and also the attention of the viewer."

written by Julia Devonshire, Curator of 'No'flk Up Sticks' Exhibition, the Empire Gallery, Vyner Street, London. Nov 2008