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Confounding Categorization: A Portfolio by Laine Godsey

A sculptural artwork made with various found objectsRealistic Model 1, turf, sand, Styrofoam, acrylic, found objects

Laine Godsey is an installation artist and sculptor who produces works confounding categorization. Laine frequently uses found objects and materials in her works, leading to an aesthetic that’s widely varied yet still cohesive.

A plush piece of upholstery with an amorphous formShapewear 1.0, vinyl, nylon, polyfill


The works in Laine’s recent series Making Realistic Models consist of both sculpture and photography. It’s interesting to view these works as a series -- as a viewer, I find myself naturally inclined to see patterns and direct allegories within sets of two images. A photo of an outdoor industrial structure is immediately followed in sequence by a photo of a sculptural installation that -- though vaguely -- seems as though it might echo the form in the previous photo.

The front page of Laine Godsey's art


I enjoy the way the artist incorporates both hard, industrial materials and soft textile constructions into her work. It creates a sense of contrast within the works, but also seems to ensure that the artist is never backed into an aesthetic corner.

A photo of an abstract art installationBriar Patch

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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