It is widely understood that material properties have expressive and symbolic value, yet evidence of the way an object is made - the activity of rendering, the alchemic changes in the kiln - are often forgotten as a means of reinforcing or elaborating on a subject. To render visible the process of making can allow a viewer access to the experience, their understanding of a subject can be infused with a sense of time and action used in its creation.
As a developmental Strategy Equivalents Between Material, Process and Subject requires understanding of the necessary impact of material and process on the subject of an artwork even if it does not become of overriding importance to a body of work. Simply ask yourself what the qualities of the material and process you are using may contribute to the subject you are working with.
All distinctive or pre-existing shapes or forms carry their own context; impose their own set of connections and associations on ideas. Whilst Helen also found this true of the most basic of materials, their connotations were more ambiguous allowing her to create a sense or sensation rather than defined outcome.