For me, art is an opportunity to capture a pivotal moment of epiphany that can’t be adequately expressed in words. For most of my life I’ve been a silent observer, and I’m deeply struck by the philosophical implications of everyday events and assumed happenstance. Through art, I hope to capture and momentarily magnify archetypal awakenings that resonate with the human spirit.
Pamela Goode is a mosaic artist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a creator of fine art, installations, public art and community projects, she works with a variety of materials, including glass, porcelain, stone, and found objects. As founder of Ciel Gallery, she has presented juried international exhibitions focusing on mosaic art, as well as offering classes at every level, including intensive workshops with visiting artists. Her work has been selected for inclusion in Mosaic Arts International four times, and has appeared twice in Mosaic Art Now, a publication featuring mosaic art across the globe.
“I’m drawn to create with mixed materials because I want, above all, to create as large and as full an image as I can manage. I pull from the miscellanea of life — sometimes messy, sometimes arbitrary, always fascinating, always more cluttered than we had hoped. I don’t feel I can fully evoke the “real” without an intense and sometimes slightly wayward compilation. For me, the complexity of a moment spotlights the achingly poignant. The pruning and fitting together of disparate materials becomes an ordering of my own thoughts, emotions, and priorities, and allows the finished piece to serve as a kind of talisman along the path.”