NEW DIRECTIONS - 2011
Chris Ridout interviews ecological artist Lloyd Godman
In 1996 Lloyd Godman began working with living plants as an art medium. From his interest in light and photo-sensitivity, initially this involved growing images into the leaves of Bromeliad plants but evolved into interactive installations of plants in galleries. Through his super sustainable living plant works that suspend, rotate, grow and can be harvested to create new works, he has abandoned a conventional art practice which comments about environmental issues to a practice that contributes to the environment and grows exponentially.
As John Power observes “ it is highly unusual for an artist to forge new aesthetic, philosophical and architectural directions through his work; Godman, however, has managed to use his diminutive plants to convey global concepts, and in the process participate in a new wave of appreciation for plants in the built environment…. .as physical objects, Godman’s artworks are purifiers of the air as well as the soul, suppliers of colour as well as calmness, and filters of water as well as the human spirit”.
Critical thinker Chris Ridout interviews Lloyd about this new direction in ecological; art.
Running time 57min
Music Trevor Coleman & Paul Hutchins
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