Bethie Helliwell Portfolio

Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota is a huge inspiration for me.
She inspires my thread work and my use of old wooden windows and doors.
I saw her work at ‘Lost in Lace’ at Glass Hall in Birmingham.
This is the image you can see below:

(Photography  by Bethie Helliwell)
(Artwork by Chilharu Shiota)

Shiota uses thread differently to me, where by she incases objects such as, dresses, pianos, chairs, shoes, beds and bodies.
I have used thread more graphically in the past to create shapes and sharp imagery, such as my 2012 piece “All had doors and windows carelessly open and none showed a light.” for Young Plymouth Arts Centres exhibition “Then there was the sky…”.

(Video of Artist Chiharu Shiota)
(Video taken from

For more imagery and information on this inspiring artist please see her website:

(Artist: Chilhara Shiota)
(entitled: Room of Memory)
(Photograph taken from:

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