Over the course of time we have vicariously experienced her unique passion, vision and talent as she took her fiber optic journey of to a whole new level. A level of healing that she never imagined back when she first started.
To better explain, we share the following excerpt from Lyn’s bio, found on her web site LynGodley.com
“… It was through lighting that she found her way back to art, in the form of drawings threaded with fiber optics. It has been this body of work, merging digital printing, charcoal drawing, and fiber optics that she has concentrated on since 2009, with the most recent installation a solo exhibit in Cologne, Germany in 2011.
It was during this exhibit that she became aware of the calming effect of her work on the audience. Throughout the month long exhibit, people would come into the gallery and stay for hours.They didn’t want to talk to the curator, or hear about the artist, they just wanted to sit and look. Many returned multiple times to the exhibit, again quietly just “being with the art”. Godley was intrigued with this response and spent the next year researching to find the cause.
What she found was that exposure to the combination of nature based imagery and particular light wavelengths actually have a biological effect on viewers. Studies have proven that particular types of nature based imagery helps in healing and reduces stress.
Additional studies on the exposure to certain wavelengths of light have shown reduction of depression and stress, accelerated healing, and the triggering of chemical reactions in the body that act as natural painkillers (For more information on the research on this, check out the Kickstarter project page – video & link are below).
The combination of the imagery and light seems to create a calming and healing atmosphere. It was this research that has led Godley to focus her work on this area of user interaction, again merging her art background with her experience in design and user interaction.”
The video (below) is from Lyn’s project page on Kickstarter.
We couldn’t be more excited for Lyn as she paves a new and unique path into the realm of holistic healing. We are also both proud, and at the same time humbled, as to the role we may have played in her journey. ~ Paul
We encourage you to immerse yourself in Lyn’s phenomenal body of fiber optic creations by spending some quality time on her site: LynGodley.com