Jean-Luc Godard has a way around wood and metal. With a background in furniture design and custom sign making, Godard is keen on working with raw materials, from which he forms distinct, naturalistic sculptures that make for wonderful statement pieces. But it’s his unique lamps (or rather, sculptural lighting), that first caught our attention.
Using organic designs that remind of the shapes and forms found in nature, his sculptural lightings seem like an extension – or response – to our natural surroundings. “I pride myself on having a keen eye for choosing the perfect materials,” writes Godard on his website, “those with beautiful natural curves and unique grain to the wood, which make my pieces unique and which define my work as that of a naturalist.”
“While others may develop one style and reproduce countless versions of it, for me, the creative process is a journey that takes you to places limited only by your imagination,” he adds. As such, his work isn’t confined to one specific style or theme.
Originally from France, Godard moved to the United States in 1989 and now resides in Connecticut. With his cozy studio situated at the edge of nature preserve in the rolling foothills of the Berkshires, and overlooking a meadow in full bloom, Godard’s sculptures blend nicely with their surroundings.