Fire, Air, Earth, Water
For the ancients these basic elements comprised the cosmos. In later times they have often been represented symbolically in poetry and the visual arts. In Fire, Air, Earth, Water I explore the relationships between the elements and their forms. The late still lifes of Josef Sudek originally inspired this series. Using everyday objects in his Glass Labyrinths he created visual poems in light and form; and, as we know, photography is painting with light.
In her photography Kay Goodman explores poetic expression, the rhythmic patterns of objects and the role of light in our perception of the objective and non-objective world. The late still lifes of Czech photographer Josef Sudek (1896-1976) have influenced her in this direction. In Sudek’s series, “Glass Labyrinths”, his imagery visually recalls for her that of German poet Goethe in his tragedy Faust.
Goodman has enrolled in several courses offered at the Rhode Island School of Design and the New England School of Photography. She is a member of the Gateway Camera Club (Framingham, MA) and has attended a number of workshops including those sponsored by Santa Fe and Maine Media. In Spring 2017 she enrolled in the Atelier 26 at the Griffin Museum of Photography, where she had twice previously exhibited in their annual members’ show. In 2015 “Blue Cowboy” traveled throughout Texas with the International Exhibition of the Texas Photographic Society. She lives in South Natick, Massachusetts.