Orcadian Nights is inspired by the Neolithic decorated stones found on the Ness of Brodgar site on Orkney. Working with mosaic and mirror tiles, Helen recreates these Neolithic triangular and lattice patterns onto the lighthouse. By day the mirror tiles reflect the ever changing light and surroundings, by night the lighthouse illuminates in a phosphorescent glow.
Helen Stephenson works as designer from her Edinburgh studio creating feature artworks and installations for retail windows and event spaces throughout Scotland. Her style reflects her love of geometric patterns and bold colours and she loves nothing more than a blank canvas to decorate, especially with mirror tiles.