Profile: Ann Goddard
Ann Goddard makes mixed media assemblages, constructed wall pieces and installations comprising multiple units. Her work explores the concept of boundaries and human impact on the landscape.
Ann Goddard's practice straddles the boundary between Fine Art and Craft. Her interest lies in exploring ideas through making. The resulting pieces take the form of mixed media assemblages, constructed wall pieces and installations comprising multiple units.
Working methods begin with thorough research followed by experimental sampling. Ideas are explored by working directly with materials, utilising their intrinsic qualities for the potential to evoke associations. Techniques used are varied as textile elements are combined with a diverse range of unorthodox media. Materials, processes and the method of construction are selected as carriers of ideas.
Much of her work references boundaries - between art and craft, between genres, historical boundaries between men and women's work and boundaries in the landscape. Currently she is exploring the impact of human activity on nature and the threat to biodiversity. Focus is on the small, overlooked life forms that are in danger of extinction because of the destruction of their habitats due to change of land use. The pieces allude to the vulnerability and fragility of nature. A consequence of this work has been the development of small format artworks that explore the possibilities of concentrating ideas into a miniature size.