abigail lee goldberger

These stories consist of individual smaller paintings that when shown together create a whole story and are a way for me to explore painting as a form of linear storytelling. I begin with a few sentences like a simple poem with evocative imagery. As with the majority of my other paintings I do the underpainting without thought as to what will emerge on the canvas. I then take the sentences of the poem story and arrange the canvases themselves until they all seem to fit together in the right way. After that I begin to sketch and see who is living in the world that I have created with words.

into the mirage show slideshow

They journeyed through the desert
11 x 14
2018

in the distance they saw the mirage.
11 x 14
2018

They walked into the mirage
19 x 15
2018

where they met the queen of birds.
16 x 14
2018

She gave them the gift of wings
10 x 12
2018

and they continued on their way.
12 x 17
2018

Whole Story Display
City Art Gallery
March 2018

All of the paintings in the 'Into the Mirage' story have already been sold.
Free booklets of the story are available at my studio or mailed by request.