Women’s History Month in the Arts | Carolyn Goodridge

Dear Zenith Art Lovers,

Carolyn Goodridge is an amazingly hardworking artist and art organizer. She not only creates enlightening art, but helps other artists present their art.
Experimenting with the effects of applying the en-caustic medium to different working materials, including slate, glass, and panel, Carolyn creates an exquisitely luminous quality that help us to enter realms of the Universe she imagines, allowing our minds to explore beyond our planet earth.
A connection with the divine is a theme throughout her work. I let her art speak for itself. We are honored to represent Carolyn Goodridge and share her unique and splendid art.

Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies October 21, 1960, Carolyn immigrated to New York at age two. She was developing skills in music and art, and interests in spiritual philosophies before age 12. After graduating high school Carolyn became a resident at the Chogye International Zen Center, a Korean Zen Temple in Manhattan. Her study and practice of Eastern philosophy, included Zazen and Yoga spanning from 1978 until the present. Carolyn received her Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1997.

Her paintings are inspired by the concepts of Dr. Masaru Emoto’s Messages from Water, Edward Maryon’s Marcotone Sound-Color Theory, Rupert Sheldrake’s Morphic Resonance Theory, and theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku’s String Theory. Her love of quantum theoretical physics and biology combined with her Zen-Calypso upbringing, rich in spirituality, music, dance and color, inspires Goodridge to create art that points to consciousness, light and love.  

Carolyn has shown in distinguished spaces such as the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy, and the New York Guggenheim Museum,  and is Founder and Executive Director of Art Impact® International, Inc. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to edifying, empowering, and nurturing artists in order that they may continue to enrich and inspire humanity.
“What inspires me most is the idea posed by Dr. Michio Kaku, “”The mind of God is music resonating throughout the eleven dimensions of hyperspace!”” Through synesthesia, I hear and feel the resonance of color as vibration. The process of painting is more audible than visual,  akin to creating a song.  Painting with color  points to space and time in a spectrum of energy. Color becomes an occurrence recorded by my senses on a cellular level and allows my entire body to participate in executing the painting. Using the ancient medium of pigmented beeswax (encaustic) I depict my dreams traveling across the cosmos, transcending the boundaries of time, space, matter and mind – hoping to remind mankind that we are made from the stuff of stars.  Our bodies are just one expression of our Spirit.”
Creatively Yours,
Margery E. Goldberg