Since realizing his first civic artwork in 1984 Ralph Helmick has created over fifty award-winning public commissions across the U.S. and abroad.
His goal as a public artist is to create generous, layered, challenging work that partakes in the social fabric of a culture and place.
Nearly all of his projects speak to the intersection of art and science. Distance and perception. Anamorphosis. Pareidolia. Optical consolidation. These and other visual phenomena are explored and harnessed toward profound esthetic ends.