Stranger than Fiction
"There is no single point origin for the inspiration of my work. Ideas are taken from the places I have visited, images of landscapes reported on by the media and maybe somewhat more tellingly, concepts depicted in fiction; films, novels and even influences from other artists’ paintings all contribute to my work.
All these influences percolate over periods of time. Each vies for prominence but ultimately they coalesce into a unifying form. In a way, I suppose my methods can be described as evolutionary.
When I am drawing I am never certain what form the finished outcome will take. My pencil tracks contours of imaginary formations and by way of exploration I map out these worlds. Which in turn become populated by mutations of the environment. I like to think of this world and it’s populace as "post-geological".
My work will continue to develop in tandem with the world itself. Changes to our landscape and our relationship with it is continuous and my work is a projection of this on going process." - Christian Goddard