My work explores and celebrates the female form and experience. Embracing feminism, inner liberation and self-discovery, my work embodies narratives about identity, friendship, and purpose, revealing the magic that exists within us and throughout everyday life. I replace 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. My use of color provides a playful aspect and is an opportunity for me to reminisce on childhood and the emanating and admirable growth from it. Through my work, I am constantly exploring my own insecurities. I aim to transgress body norms and to accentuate the true essence of the female form, acknowledging the beauty of existing and aging.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Claire Godbee is an artist and painter living and working in Birmingham, Alabama. 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.
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