Studio, © Galya Feierman
Bedgood is an artist known for meticulous attention to detail and slow-burn subtlety, so it is instructive to pause for a moment before looking closer. She has earned a reputation for understated interventions that honor a historical era, space, or place. She matches her impressive skills of making—through drawing, sculpting or installing—with keen, multilayered observations. Whether in the clever 1999 Texas mythology installations at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (viewed by literally millions of travelers annually), or her 2017 painstaking application of drawing and gold leaf inside the fifty-year old Success Rice Silo in Houston, Bedgood cannily embeds the past into the present.
Text: Katie Robinson Edwards (excerpt)