Camden Goddard is a multi-media artist from North Georgia working to obtain his MFA at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Goddard characterizes his work as painting in the ... expanded field, with a focus on contemporary landscape. His methods of working include oil painting, installation/sculpture, and an anthropological approach to collecting.
I am interested in the ways in which the man-made and the natural both reject and inform each other. Natural textures, colors, and phenomena, stand out against the geometric and ... ordered urban space. As urban areas constantly develop, boundaries form where natural and human-made spaces come together. I am interested in this ever-changing delineation and the subtle moments of interaction between the two. Employing painting and collected natural- objects as materials for making, I bring viewers into a contemporary conversation that explores painting in the expanded field. Underlying themes within the work explore concepts of time, memory, perspective, space, and a personal sense of belonging.