Abigail Goldman works as an investgator at the Public Defender in Bellingham, WA. She was born in San Francisco, CA and spent a decade after college in Las Vegas working as a newspaper reporter and then investigator for the Federal Public Defender of Nevada. Her dieoramas have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work has been featured by numerous media outlets, including the LA Times, New York Times, NPR, Atlas Obscura, Juxtapoz and Huffington Post. In March 2019, Goldman and her work were the subject of a documentary produced for Topic Magazine.
Goldman's miniature sculptures are rendered in 1:87 scale - each tiny figure is well under an inch tall. The diminuitive size of the works are in contrast to the tableaus of gore and mayhem rendered within. At once adorable and offensive, Goldman's dieoramas are an exploration of violence - it's omnipresence and resulting banality, and our innate attraction to the grisly and macabre.