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Carolyn Goodridge - Biography

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Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies October 21, 1960, Carolyn Sharon Goodridge immigrated to New York at age two. Goodridge was developing skills in music and art, and interests in spiritual philosophies before age 12. After graduating high school Goodridge became a resident at the Chogye International Zen Center, a Korean Zen Temple in Manhattan. In 1990 she left NY to study art full time, receiving a BFA in 1993 from the Univ. of Florida, Gainesville and an MFA from Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1997. The artist currently lives and paints in Brooklyn, New York and Colonial Beach, Virginia.

Artist Statement: The radiance of nature is audible. So, I listen and see with my heart and paint what I hear. Color's music inspires me to paint visual songs. My landscapes and biomorphic imagery are abstract interpretations of visual sound. The paintings are emotional attunements to nature's elements: sun's fire, the wind, water and Mother Earth.

I paint with melted beeswax in the ancient process of encaustic. The ideas that inform the conscious side of my work are a marriage of Eastern philosophy and Western science: Zen, Taoism, Yoga and Vedic texts, Sufism, Theoretical Physics, and Quantum Mechanics.

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