Quite often when we say “my mind is swimming,” we mean our thoughts are jamming up together and we are overwhelmed. A more positive view is that neurotransmitters are influencing mood and stress-reducing hormones. In this piece, artist Gina Godfrey draws inspiration from early Renaissance paintings that are rich in philosophic symbolism regarding fish. An abstract version of a fish is dressed with jewels to add whimsy and the eye receives special attention, as it does in many of Godfrey’s works of art.
Gina Godfrey is a contemporary digital artist and print maker whose work is exemplified by her use of bursts of bright colour and sharp images.
Godfrey took the four-year art course at Central Tech and later at OCAD University where she studied printmaking. Now her works are all over the world… Canada, Israel, China, North and South America and the Caribbean.
She often uses collage and seemingly random combinations of materials culled from print sources and scans them into a computer to create new works by digitally altering them; many are unrecognizable from their source.