CORA PEARL, 1835-1886. GRANDE HORIZONTALE, QUEEN OF OUTRAGE… MURDERESS?
Seductresses is a series loosely adapted from Betsy Prioleau's book of the same name. Here Helen America is shedding light on the women who have throughout history weaponized aspects of their femininity as a means to further themselves.
KLEAN x Hélène Baum
Introducing our first ever artist collaboration
Hélène is a Berlin based graphic designer and illustrator who we met online, via Instagram. After falling in love with her work, we reached out to partner with her on a KLEAN x Hélène Baum art collaboration. We talk to the artist about her passion for color, her process, and her eclectic source of inspiration - prints available now!
Pronouns: she / her/ hers
Profession: Graphic Designer / Illustrator
Last Book You Read: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Biggest Worry/Thoughts on 2017:
Although things are very scary right now politically speaking (right wing movements and co), I dare to hope that this is what will make people react and therefor create deeper change in mentalities. 2017 is supposed to be a year of new beginnings, so let’s see.
What is your relationship to your home space?:
My home is my safe zone. Sometimes it’s a cave I crawl into to shut out the city action. It’s a place of inspiration: I have a lot of plants, colours, patterned fabrics, books and objects I somehow find interesting. And of course it’s my work place. So I spend a lot of time at home.
What would you tell your teenage self?:
Everything is going to be ok. It only gets better from here.
Name one quality about yourself that you have had to work on accepting?:
A sort of hyper-sensitivity. I accept it now to a certain degree but still trying to find a way to switch it off in some situations.
Website you check daily/Last item in your browser history?:
Name some of the women that you look up to:
Salty or sweet?:
Both! One doesn’t go without the other.