“I first discovered I wanted to express myself through visual art when I was 9 years old. While that may sound like a young age, it wasn’t until my late teens that I began to find my own voice.” Tom Goode
Critical of his own talent, Goode says he became “moderately prolific” at the onset of 1984. Using found objects, he embarked on a unique journey defying traditional forms art. Not only was he exploring art as a form of self-expression, he was intensely curious to see the outcome of blending his technical skills as a Broadcast Engineering technician to his art form. Starting with discarded integrated circuit boards, from which one can almost draw a parallel to the human mind; Goode’s work has evolved to incorporating a vast array of camera lenses. One cannot help but come to the conclusion; the hard lens of the camera is a pure manifestation of Goode peering at life through his mind’s eye. His forays into the many technical intricacies, has produced two separate channels of paintings. These have culminated in a series of larger sculptural pieces incorporating found and constructed objects over canvas. The completion of this work was followed by an extended hiatus from painting, where he explored the wonders of photography.
Goode’s recent return to painting came about in part as the result of a manic phase of his recently diagnosed bipolar 2 disorder. His recent creative chapter has produced some thirty works over the course of two years. The pieces are all sculptural in nature and represent an evolution and refinement of the styles he explored in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Influences include Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg. Goode continues to experiment and create for his overall well-being .