My carpets are made intuitively with a feeling for irregularity.
Pursuing a notion on the road to closure, I work into uncertainty
by following the example of nature while searching to recognize
stereotypes in order to break them.
Woven sketches with materials 'from everywhere' are lived sketches.
work memo, H. H., 1994
1949 born in Zwickau / Saxony / GDR
1952 move to Grossenhain / Saxony
1969 move to (East-)Berlin, GDR
1969 – 72 Film and Camera assistant at former GDR television
1976 Birth of the son
1972 – 78 Director of movie theatres
1972 – 78 College correspondence degree course to become head of operations for film "M. A. Nexö", Meißen
1983 – 90 work at Gallery Mitte, Berlin
since 1992 different occupations at cultural projects
since 1984 "Bildteppiche" autodidactic work in carpets cloth weaving
since 1993 Member of the artists association BBK as textiles artist
2003 – 07 GEDOK Brandenburg
lives and works in Berlin
Here we meet surfaces, dominated by regularity and on closer examination they turn out to be eventful unconventional patterns. The stability of the underlying rhythm, experienced during the loose development of the form phase transforms into a landscape, or an imaginary sphere.
Fritz Jacobi, 1993
Helga Höhne's old passion of allowing nature to guide the course of her weaving, to trust in spontaneous developments, the force of chance, and simply to follow the spark of an idea, has driven her to create a picturesque form far removed from the realm of mere "textiles".
For her the rectangular format seems to have exhausted itself as too traditional. The new carpets glean their contours from the "happy surprise" realized through the perfectly suited aura of the discarded, the left over - the run down stage props from some sort of everyday theater. They are objects in which the rust, the tears, and the wear have all been gloriously and unpretentiously weaved in. Fleeting forms, narrow vertically broadening - traffic lights, red devils or forks posess a dimension in which one can feel the grace of a strange creature-like dignity resting directly on our soul.
Petra Hornung, 2006
Her work in textiles is not made to be an interpretation of detailed planning.
Instead it is made from sketches, memos and notes of free design. It is therefore comparable to the creative process of painting - it is howcrer tied to "textile" rigidity.
K.-F. Schmalwaßer, Galerie im Turm, Berlin