Good art doesn’t necessarily need to use dated techniques, still life or figure drawing. Today’s good or great art utilizes what the 21st century is shaping up to be about: digitizing. Lindsey Gooden’s collage pieces are mixtures of digital technique, hand drawn figures and good old fashioned scrapbooking. Together these techniques of creating a piece of something truly creative in nature, celebrate women. Whether it’s Jane Fonda and her hard body surrounded around soft colours and flowers; or if it’s a naked woman with flowers and a carefree spirit; or a Hindu woman keeping her faith, Gooden is recognizing them in her section called Fantastic Voyage.
She is poses a singular, possessive idea onto her work to illustrate the diverse and carefree spirit of the woman. In doing so, she too shows a little bit of herself, why she should be celebrated too, by using a collage and creating something different instead of borrowing or jumping off of stuffy techniques. That in itself demonstrates the uniqueness that is inherent in every woman.
By: Sarah MacDonald