Light of the Caribbean Artist
Carolyn Sharon Goodridge was born on October 21, 1960, in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1963. Goodridge received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from the University of Florida in 1993, and a Master of Fine Art also in Painting from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1997. Goodridge’s study and practice of Eastern philosophy, including Zazen and Yoga span from 1978 until the present.
Goodridge has shown in distinguished spaces such as the United States Embassy in Rome, Italy, and the New York Guggenheim Museum. Exhibited and collected widely, Goodridge is Founder and Executive Director of Art Impact™ International, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering, cultivating and nurturing artists to enrich and inspire humanity.
Through synesthesia, I hear and feel the resonance of color as sound, subtle vibration. Blue, for me, points to space and time in a spectrum of energy. Blue is an occurrence recorded by my senses. Theoretical physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku, who founded the “String Theory” says our world is made up of vibrating strings. He says, “The Mind of God is music resonating in eleven dimensions throughout hyperspace!” I experience the color blue as a phenomenon which lies within a dimension of being within which I can travel through. For me, all theories point to musical resonance. The ideas that inform my work are Eastern philosophy, Western science, and my frequent dreams, exploring the cosmos.
Who and what inspires me? The art of the abstract expressionists, the music of the minimalists' world fusionists, scientists and inventors like Nikola Tesla, freedom fighters such as Martin Luther King and Gandhi. What has inspired me most recently, in the last fifteen years, is this quote by theoretical physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku. He says, "The mind of God is music resonating throughout the eleven dimensions of hyperspace!" Through synesthesia, I hear and feel the resonance of color as sound, subtle yet visceral vibrations.
Colonial Beach, Virginia