josiegould.com

          
Awareness through Embodied Art
 
                                    
 
 
 
 
                                                           













 


In a world of constant change, uncertainty and the unknown 
when there is no true, fixed
narrative or self to find, how do you know who you are?

Examining how being adopted
has affected me has been an 
adventurous journey from silence,
invisibility and discomfort to
self-expression, peace and freedom.
A celebration of the mystery of life.









 

 
 





 

 





My art process examines the subtle, intangible sensations and feelings experienced as we interact with nature and culture.



Energy moves in waves, patterns and rhythms, occurring, arising and passing away, in the moment, simply being, simply doing.

How do the quality of our experiences affect who we are, our ability to be present and live life fluidly and fully?
 
 

 
 
 
 
  
 

 
 
 






I explore the qualities of fluid, changeable, elemental materials of the natural world e.g. animals, light, water, earth, interacting with the man-made.

Curiosity and chance create images, videos and installations of materiality, mystery and illumination.                      

 
 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 

 









Life is a Journey not a Destination:
 
In the spirit of the mystery, the Mystery of Spirit,

to live is to live as variously as possible,

to groom one's curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred,

climb aboard, and gallop over the thick, sun-struck hills every day.

Where there is no risk, the emotional terrain is flat and unyielding, 
and,
despite all its dimensions, valleys, pinnacles, and detours, 

life will seem to have none of its magnificent geography, only a length.


but,what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
 
Author unknown.