2020, Oil stick, encaustic on wood panel, 24 x 24 in.
Larry Goode received his BFA from The University of Texas at Austin, and his MFA from Texas State University. Goode's work has been acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago's special collections library and Seton Hospital's permanent collection as well as many private collections, and been included in the HBO series, The Leftovers, displayed at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and the Austin Public Library. Spending considerable time as a youth on a ranch east of Dallas and in the Texas hill country, Goode developed a love for the sky, vast open ranges, the unpredictability of weather, and an interest in how these affect our emotions and perceptions. A longtime practitioner of Buddhism, Goode's work explores Zen beliefs and concepts. His work examines the mindfulness, melancholy, and joy that can result from the combination of these influences. He is left handed, but sometimes draws with his right, loves dogs, and currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.