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Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Work, "Ghost Dancer"

Hi there out in blog land.  I thought I'd post a few new pieces I have been working on for an upcoming show.  I will be debuting these and some other things at the October Essex Studios art walk on October 5 and 6.  Anyway, these are from my more introspective and spiritual side.  I call them Ghost Dancers and are kind of tributes to experiences and thoughts about life.  It has been a rough summer yet again.  I am not sure why I feel so melancholy lately.  Is it the end of an era, the world, culture or simply just a transition phase into something else.  I think it is a complicated process of growing and evolving as a person and inhabitant of this universe.

So, I hope you enjoy a look into a different side of my creative expression.  Most of these are around 18" high give or take an inch.  They are mixed media with the foundation being some of the elm and dogwood tree branches saved from a tree pruning a few years back.  I used to make this format for some of my figures a few years back and really liked the primitive almost tribal look.  I really love this style of figurative work.



"Solemn Knocking"


"When the Animals Have Gone"


"Surrender'


"In Memory of Nita"


"Technology Remembered"


There you have it.  Something new as I promised.  I hope to get a few more pictures of new pieces as I finish them.  I have one more nature spirit piece that is almost finished.  Thank you for your support and visits here.  It is much appreciated.  You are all awesome.

4 comments:

PB said...

I love, love, love these! Thank You for sharing them.

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you PB. Your so kind.

Wilma said...

These spirits are really emotive - fantastic. I have also been making message stick dolls using twigs found in my garden so I find this especially appealing and significant.

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Wilma, I love the expressive qualities of using bits of nature to give my creations more life. Good luck with yours.