Godfrey at Work on a Mermaid

This was after about half an hour with his tiny electric Stihl chain saw and Bruno’s large chisel and small adze. Wonderful art — carvings and paintings — have flowed from him all his life. I met him on the beach in Yelapa (south of Puerto Vallarta) in 1963, and he came back with us to Mill Valley in my 1960 VW bus (see a full account of him in Builders of the Pacific Coast). Ironic that the world does not know of him. I saw a painting of a sort of skull-like head by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat that was bought by a Japanese internet billionaire for over 100 million $ last week. Godfrey’s art is better than this. Go figure.

Paintings: https://www.godfreysart.com/godfreysart/Welcome/Pages/Paintings_%26_Drawings.html

Carvings: https://www.godfreysart.com/godfreysart/Welcome/Pages/Carvings_and_Sculpture.html#grid

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