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Artist statement

Both teaching individuals and working artistically myself, is a great and unique experience for me. The mutual support and inspiration are a great asset for each others' development.


What moves me are processes of development in space and time - metamorphosis! Working in sequences, where one form relates and develops to the next is expressive of a wholeness which relates to life as such. It is important to me that every sculpture is in itself an organic whole, where each part relates to the whole like a limb to a body or a branch to the tree trunk.

This quality of development I am searching to incorporate into my sculptures to express their coming into being out of the forces at work: open, irregularly textured surfaces create traces, evidence of a becoming, transient gesture "in process", contrasting the finished, hard and smooth surfaces which come to rest in their finality.



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I was born in Germany, 1951. My first career was in nursing working as an operating theatre nurse at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. My sculpture training at the Alanus-Kunsthochschule near Bonn, 1976 – 1979, was followed by a two-year training in Sculpture Therapy. I moved to England in 1982 where I taught at both Tobias School of Art & Therapy in East Grinstead and Emerson College, Forest Row, while working graphically. In 1987, I started to work and teach sculpture and graphics in my own studio at Hoathly Hill.

I have exhibited in galleries in London, Brighton, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.

Publications and Reviews

The Language of Form​

by Gertraud Goodwin

Published by: Tobias Press

c/o 3 Hoathly Hill, West Hoathly, Sussex, RH194SJ

ISBN No. 978-0-9555362-1-2

Review by Don Ratcliffe, 2009

Zodiac An Exploration into the Language of Form, Gesture and Colour

by Gertraud Goodwin

Published by: Temple Lodge Press

Hillside House, The Square, Forest Row, Sussex, RH18 5ES

ISBN No. 978-1-912230-39-6

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Review by Margaret Jonas, Spring 2020

Metamorphosis Journeys Through Transformation of Form

by Gertraud Goodwin

Published by: Temple Lodge Press

Hillside House, The Square, Forest Row, Sussex, RH18 5ES

ISBN No.  978-1-906999-93-3

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Review by Trevor Dance, New View, 2016


Light - Darkness An Illustrated Guide to Shaded Drawing

by Gertraud Goodwin

Published by: Mercury Press

ISBN No. 978-1-935136-11-8

Review by Michael Howard

Metamorphosi by Gertraud Goodwin
 Zodiac by Gertraud Goodwin
Light and Darkness  by Gertraud Goodwin


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