Helen Chadwick is recognised as one of the leading exponents of the controversial late 20th century British art scene and was mentor and lecturer to
Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. A rare and highly regarded montage from her ‘Viral Landscape’ series (five large scale photographic montages,
4' high and 10' long, displayed as a panoramic frieze). In each montage the artist's photograph of a rocky and savage coastal landscape is partially overlaid and merged with enlarged images of cells from her own body. There is a strange irony in the choice of title in this work which brought her to such public prominence
as she would subsequently die prematurely through a viral infection.