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AIR DATE: August 20, 2012

They’re meant to be used as accessories for toy trains. Tiny plastic families sold in a set and designed for creating wholesome scenes along the train track. But local artist Abigail Goldman has found a new purpose for these figurines. A dark and sinister purpose. Goldman creates dioramas in which lawnmowers are used, not for cutting grass, but for shredding bodies.  We talk with the artist about her inspiration and her process.

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Abigail Goldman, artist

 

"Good Neighbors."

 

"Mowing."

"A Lot at Stake."

"Unsolved."

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    There is something seriously wrong with this young woman. It scares me that I used to sit across from her at work.
    LaunceAug 17, 2012 04:48:33 AM
    The interest in these die-o-ramas are huge! This brings a lot of sociological thought to the matter. Art has always told difficult tales best said through its varied mediums. My question to audience is, What makes us want to own the macabre, gore and grisly?(me included, I bought the lumberjacks sawing a woman in half for gods sake!) Why do I find them humorous and what does that say about me? I cant quite put my finger on it.
    marty walshAug 13, 2012 10:39:28 AM
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