Bodice Of The Goddess
The Secret Life Of The Hudson River
by A visual artwork series by Carla Goldberg Stories by Carla Goldberg and Cabot Parsons
It is the interaction of Goddess affections and jealousies, in play with Earth, water and the human world that puts the viewer as witness to the radical weather phenomena unveiling before their eyes. In my interpretation, River Goddess lore has us believe that it is temperamental female whims responsible, sometimes peaceful or fun loving and sometimes angry or lustful, for the constantly changing waves and sudden and glorious storms that brew over the Hudson. What we as humans perceive is not the true intentions of the Goddesses, for Goddesses do as they please and play with all the elements as mere toys just for their own pleasures.
In my newest series of mixed media paintings “Bodice Of The Goddess- the Secret Life of the Hudson River”, I give liberal license to the stories behind the histories, myths and legends of the Hudson River exploring the playful and vengeful sides of the River Goddesses of the Hudson.
Carla Goldberg is a full time artist living in the Hudson Valley Region of NY. She graduated with honors from the University of Redlands, CA and received her MFA from MICA, Mount Royal School of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. Her work has been featured in group and solo shows, Nationally and Internationally in Galleries, Universities and Museums. Her art is centered around Abstract Hudson Riverscapes meant to be thought provoking and educational. Goldberg also curates shows including the Centennial Celebration Alumni Art Show for the U of R which covered 80 years of living artists. Her most recent project, a collaborative effort, brings this extraordinary group of 74 International Artists from the Mirca Art Group together in this beautiful book about Freedom & Art as a Fundraising format for Amnesty International and is dedicated to Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar. The book is meant to bring awareness to the public of Aung's fight for freedom for herself & Myanmar.
FREEDOM & ART Published September 29, 2008