Anne Goodrich is a ceramic sculptor I came across when researching shell inspired ceramics on Pinterest. Fortunately for me the groups on my university course have been mixed, meaning I am to complete this project in ceramics and metal – yay!! Her work is so unusual and quirky and I love how organic they look; they almost look unclean, as though they have simply been dug up from the ground and displayed.
“I ponder the organs inside my own body, curious forms swimming deep within the ocean, and microscopic bursts of pollen living in the air. My perception of such images seeps into my artwork—it is relayed through the ambiguity of my forms. These works are not singularly one thing nor the other—not solely sprouting nor decaying, not solely animal, nor vegetable—but many things at once. I perceive forms to be elusive, and my thoughts on time are similar. With perfect timing, a pear has reached it’s ideal sweetness and texture. When eaten too soon it is hard and bland, too late and it becomes mealy and distasteful. Patience and opportunity must be balanced. It is difficult to know when a moment is perfectly ripe. As I make both personal and artistic decisions, I am keenly aware of the window of ripening.” – Taken from her artist’s statement.