Abby Goldstein   art + design

Recent Work: Re imagining Brooklyn

Re-imaging Brooklyn

The charting of infrastructures, shorelines, roadways, bridges, and housing developments provides a critical perspective on how people – over time – build, manage, live, travel, and survive in their surroundings. Historic maps of Brooklyn,  provides the subject matter for this series of work, Reimaging Brooklyn. Historic maps—Downloaded and then printed in black and white onto archival paper—are the backgrounds. This is a starting point suggesting the built environment and interaction with the physical landscape. Boundaries are broken juxtaposing chaos and a new order. The combining of line, shape and pattern with colors that move between artificial to natural, vibrant and muddy is what fascinates me and allows the process unfolds. Each decision influencing the next.