Photographer Helena V. Creates Museum of Messages


Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient.

Seth Godin

When I saw this image at the Museum of Messages I thought, how appropriate for Heartstorming.

Creating and change are intertwined.

It is not possible to create without change, risk, and some lost of security.

If you are not changing, you are not growing.


Click on the image to see the Museum of Messages.

The Museum of Messages is Helena V’s way of calling attention to how we are

surrounded by verbiage that is significant to someone.

These messages are not your everyday graffiti —

but words she believes artists, as well as the general public,

create for individuals who are searching for humor, visual pleasure or guidance.

Since 1999, she has spent many days taking pictures on the streets and public venues of New York City

and throughout the world, where typographical art catches her attention and empowers her within.

Although the original messages are not her creation,

her role is to document and share the work of these anonymous artists in exhibitions and publications

so that others can enjoy their contributions.

She thinks that it is very important because these messages don’t have a very long lifespan.

Eventually they get painted over or washed away.

By focusing in and cropping these visual elements,

Helena V’s intent is to decontextualize the words

to the point where they are able to work independently as her own message.

Helena V’s Artist’s Statement






3 Comments on Photographer Helena V. Creates Museum of Messages

  1. My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

  2. Thanks pharmacy tech. Who is your cousin?

  3. Hi Ian: I came across this post tonight. Thanks for the exposure. Hope you are having a nice summer. Best-HV

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