From the Financial Times:

A regular contributor to The New Yorker and Time, among other publications, Johanna Goodman plays with a familiar composition: placing people with tiny faces and feet, and huge voluminous bodies often made from found imagery, in a dramatic setting. The works resemble Victorian fashion plates transplanted to an alternative universe. “I love that the visual structure of my series has become a template for me to explore my personal feelings as well as so many different aspects of the human condition,” Goodman explains from her home in upstate New York. “I’ve used the series as a way to process or reflect culture, fashion, art history, news, politics, my travels and, most importantly, joy.”

Goodman, who began as a painterly illustrator before stumbling upon collage, reaches her eager audience directly, selling from her own website, but has also had life-size prints and originals (from $800) shown in gallery contexts. Her work has the kind of universal appeal that could leap beyond the art world into the mainstream. There are currently 412 pieces in her Catalogue of Imaginary Beings series. She sees no end in sight.