Media Moving Image Video, Sculpture
Artist/writer Craig Goodworth received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master of Liberal Studies in Sustainable Communities through Northern Arizona University. Following his time as an artist-in-residence at an Eastern Orthodox monastic community in rural northern New Mexico, he worked on a collection of writings under the Thomas Mullen Writing Fellowship at the Earlham School of Religion. He completed his Master of Fine Arts through Azusa Pacific University in 2010. While his formative training was in sculpture and aesthetic/theological issues related to the body, his present interdisciplinary practice involves working in a variety of media, including drawing and sculpture as well as performance that he documents with video. Currently he is at work on a project that engages immigration and the social body in his home state of Arizona through the Gimilus Chassidum Fellowship. He is the artist practitioner in residence (2011-2012) in the Center for Peace and Justice at George Fox University. Craig has exhibited his artworks and lectured throughout the United States and abroad. Enjoying walking, manual work and travel, Craig, his wife, son and pup presently reside in Oregon.
I presently find myself living on what is referred to in ecology as an “ecotone” – that boundary or transition between two distinct environments. These boundaries are at times very sharp. In some instances, the boundaries may be poorly defined - bleeding into one another. I live between the profane and the sacred, between art and religion, between the desert and the garden, and between the way of the monk and the way of the artist. It is not safe, familiar ground. While living in this liminal space affords rich sources of nourishment and integration, there are times when I am the nourishment, prey for others. My art maps this landscape, drives stakes into this ground, as I seek to straddle the boundaries.
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