ARTFROMTHEHEART

ABOUT THIS PIECE

“Red Zinnia”
Claire Godbee
Limited edition print on velvet cotton rag archival paper
ITEM #: 118
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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Claire Godbee is an artist living and working in Birmingham, Alabama. She creates with oil, acrylic and through various drawing mediums. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the spring of 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Her work has been exhibited in Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts, Birmingham Public Library Gallery, the Grand Bohemian Gallery, Gallery 1:11, Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Gallery, and other venues in the southeast.

 

Claire’s work explores and celebrates the female form and experience. Embracing feminism, inner liberation and self-discovery, her work embodies narratives about identity, friendship, and purpose, revealing the magic that exists within us and throughout everyday life. She replaces typical skin tones with unexpected colors prompting viewers to approach the work with a sense of curiosity and without prejudice, as if observing a landscape. Her use of color provides a playful aspect and is an opportunity for her to reminisce on childhood and the emanating and admirable growth from it. Through her work, she constantly exploring her own insecurities. Claire aims to transgress body norms and to accentuate the true essence of the female form, acknowledging the beauty of existing and aging.

 

Artist’s Instagram: @godbee

Artist’s Website: clairegodbee.com