Kim Goodwin (South Africa)

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Artist Statement

Working and weaving with natural materials, is my primary interest. I like to plan and design to a point, thereafter allowing the medium to organically dictate the rest. I enjoy the challenges of working both in the wilderness and in city landscapes.


I have always felt more comfortable working outdoors rather than in a studio. As a student in the 1980s I explored working with earth and sticks as a non-permanent medium, working with figurative and achitectural form. For the last 5 years I have worked mainly with Wattle saplings, weaving this into various forms. The Wattle is an invader plant, brought over from Australia, growing prolifically in my area and used in various ways by the local people. My work has been made both in the wilderness and in interior settings. While I like to work impulsively in nature, I am also interested in a certain amount of planning and design and working with small teams of people.

from previous Project: Rock Roots (Stonehenge Farm in the Tankwa Karoo, GNAP South Africa 2016)

Fotograf: Louis Bolton

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