ABOUT

I'm fast approaching 36yrs on this astonishing and mostly unexplored planet and mortal plane.  Born and raised in Oxford, England, I moved to Glasgow at 18yrs old, but have lived in Australia, Japan, USA and Scandinavia since. 

 

As you've probably already gleaned from my creations,  I am a strange little fruit; fascinated by the unknown, consciousness, memory palaces, quantum physics, the untrodden path, the macabre, indelibly inked skin stories to name but a few interests.

 

I have tracked down (and continue to daydream about) my Icelandic/Danish family heritage, drawing the people in my life whom I adore, (albeit dead or alive - icons, friends, family).  I often use simply pencil and paper to do this, or work with my hands sculpturally to directly energise my work.  I avoid the digital channels as much as is humanly possible in this day and age, as I feel it breaks the connection to my art work as ditigal work, for me, compromises my artistic authenticity.

 

I sketch heroines and idols from childhood movies/music/books. I watch every enriching or terrifying film I can bear, play drums badly, adore singing my little heart out..yet have crippling stage fright.  I'm enchanted by sea and wild life, if there is any body of water near by I will be swimming in it.  

 

I could and have lost days copywriting, proof reading, arranging words.  I am a subculture hunter, the DIY ethos appeals; I cogitate on the  Crimethinc ways and on Black Mirror, the trajectory of society, Artificial Intelligence, Sci Fi, perceptions of reality and parallel worlds.

 

I'm constantly (and unsuccessfully) searching for a way to heal carpet burn, I work to fund my popcorn habit, and dally with appeasing the gods of rock 'n' roll with a healthy dose of hedonism. I am wrapped in deep and true love, and I like to go to gigs so I can cry when the band comes on and plays their first song.  It never gets old. Music is our insides outside after all.  

 

I'm high functioning/non neurotypical; working on many levels at once.  Loving hard, forgiving as much as I can, ploughing ahead, reshaping myself at each twist and turn, being desirous of life, embracing dark corners as skilfully as I am able, and just generally trying to stay balanced on a high flyig disk until I fall off, get glum and start again.

To hire and enquire email me at lex@yourplacetospace.com

© 2020 Alexandra Godwin

 © 2020 Alexandra Godwin