Excerpts from Selected Reviews of Helga Thomson’s Work:

"Throughout the series <downloading>, warm, "analog" images appropriated from classical Greco-Roman art break through-or, perhaps, are imposed on-a cold digital world of computer hardware, addressing the nature of the relationship between man and machine. Thomson asks questions about humanity and its digital environment."
Mark W. Sullivan, Washington City Paper

"Thomson's works look like paintings on paper--heavily textured, dense, layered works in primarily dark tonalities, that seem to rise to the surface from some subterranean realm. The limbless headless torsos seem to bear mute testimony to woman's state of being, as she sees it."
Terry Parmelee, Koan

"The Vessels, Thomson's predilect container metaphor the human body is more often than not female, molded after her own, more rarely a male body… The use of cold wax and clay pigments, of oil pastels, even wire mesh, the profusion of gold, gives the ensemble an alluring multiplicity of textures and perspectives."
Ilena Marcoulesco, Houston, TX

"Helga Thomson's shadowy and strong monoprints are poetic and also socially aware, A rising, subtly revealing light illuminates enduring mysteries, across a span of time, through layered, impressed and planar textures of ink."
Ann Weinstein, Virginia Magazine

"Helga Thomson moves from one end of the spectrum to the other in her relief etchings and collagraphs, overlaying fields of dazzling color with intricate tracery."
Janet Wilson, Washington Post

"The more aesthetic, the less "political" though: Helga Thomson’s beautiful prints of hollow faces in the belly of the fish suggest the loss of individuality to history."
J. W. Mahoney, New Art Examiner