Helen Bodycomb: The Age and Sydney Morning Herald

Helen Bodycomb featured in The Age & Sydney Morning Herald


June 26 2015

Castlemaine mosaic artist Helen Bodycomb began her working life as a flute teacher but has always perceived the world in highly visual terms, particularly patterns. As a child she loved making things with her hands using a stash of cardboard, string, boxes and egg cartons she kept under her bed. As a teenager, her dad taught her to restore furniture and she discovered the joys of power tools.

Bodycomb’s father lectured at the University of Melbourne and the family lived on campus at Ormond College. “It was an incredibly fertile environment but academia wasn’t attractive to me at that time,” says Bodycomb. She attended University High and found creative outlets thin on the ground outside the music department.


Photo: Simon O’Dwyer