Inspired by recent political events, Godwin's artwork examines the pressure from society to conform to a standard role and beauty ideal.
Godwin's current work, takes inspiration from the unconscious mind and Sigmund Freud’s and Carl Jung’s research into our early psychosexual development. The soft knitted sculptures, explore the duplicity of the Mother archetype, which can be both nurturing and life-giving, but also terrifying and destructive. Ambiguity is created by blurring several oedipal stages into one piece, so the viewer cannot be sure if the piece is male or female, benign or malicious.
The work subverts the nurturing associations of textiles to challenge the traditional hierarchy of the arts, by a medium associated with women’s work, and consequently considered craft, or low art.