Using familiar yet incongruous imagery, Goodyear’s intricately rendered drawings and films explore the macabre undertones of human existence. Referencing dreams, nightmares, the human psyche and traditional folklore, her works capture unusual and psychotic scenarios. Fluctuating between the real and the imagined, her delicate creations probe the precarious line between what is possible and what is not.
Clare Lilley (Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park) explains: ‘Goodyear’s people and creatures are located in a white and boundless world. It is both an unknown place and one which is familiar: the place of a dreamlike state and perhaps, too, the place where we feel most alone and distant from society – the hinterland of the mind.’