For Pat Goslee, painting is a way to deal with the chaos of the world; an act that lies between a noun and a verb; a silent form of communication. It is an arena of dreams with the power to create alternatives to the destructive currents of public discourse.
These paintings are visual barometers, registering what might be called evolutionary entropy where lush layers of patterns speak to nature and the effects of global warming. Bits of figurative elements can often be seen that are falling apart while attempting to reorganize. In this chaotic time of death, grief and change, she paints topographies inhabited in our energetic bodies.
Her painting helped to illustrate antimicrobial resistance on the cover of the April 2018 CDC journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases and the fragility of coral reef ecosystems for the 2020 BROTO Art-Climate-Science conference. Her painting “Enclave” was recently installed at the US Embassy in Lusaka as part of the Art in Embassies program.
Her work is included in the prominent collections of
US Embassies, DC government, NIH, Children’s National Medical Center, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and the University of Georgia as well as private collections.
She has been awarded numerous Visual Artist Fellowship grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.