My name is Sheila Godlock and I am a full time Mixed Media Sculptor currently working and living in Alexandria, Virginia. When I discovered sculpture in November 1999, I discovered my life’s work and passion. It was as though a light bulb ignited my entire life and I began living with purpose and meaning. I took my first sculpture class at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA in January 2000 and primarily studied under Chuck Johnson. Mr. Johnson not only taught me human anatomy but also emphasized the importance of expressing emotion sculpturally. I’ve also studied anatomy and sculpture techniques under Patrick Birge at Reunion Studios in Washington, DC. I recently discovered and have started working with Paperclay which allowed me the flexibility of working with various materials to create and design sculpture pieces that are whimsical and fun.
My works are colorful, quirky and joyful and are designed to express and elicit pleasure from the viewer. As I begin a piece, I chose a pose that I love and then create the ‘personality’ of the piece from there. I use a variety of materials to create each piece including Paperclay, yarn, beads, acrylic paint, ink, wood, and stencils. I also love to combine different patterns such as dots, crosses, and squares into one piece. My hope is that the viewer’s eye travels over each sculpture only to find something new every time the sculpture is seen.
Student Shows at the Art League from 2000-2009
ART RAVE 2017