Born in 1948 in New York City, Saundra Elizabeth Goodman is a former Woman Marine, having served during the Vietnam War. She was graduated from University of North Florida in 1996, where she received a degree in
Psychology. Goodman also took drawing and painting classes at the School of Visual Art in New York City.
As a child,Goodman always had a fascination of sewing, knitting and crochet. The idea to using crochet as a medium to express artistic feelings was a natural evolution, after years of
honing her skills, and experimenting with sculptural form, as well as freestyle and pictorials.
Goodman currently resides in Ithaca, New York.
Durng the earliest beginnings of our human journey on earth, we survived, in part, through tactile experiences. Now, in a time when practically everything, even human emotions, are digitized, and the use of that digitization is a common form of communication, I feel it is important to present the means through which people can be reengaged with the richness of texture and 3-dimensional form. Through my crochet art, I attempt to offer that experience.
Crochet is apropos because the craft itself, is one of the earliest in history, with no known exact origins. I use crochet to tell a story and evoke human emotion. I enjoy the tactile nature of doing stitch work. I love the multitudinous ways I can mix colored threads to create my palettes. The challenge is to see how closely I can approximate what my mind envisions. But, it has to be original, authentic and pure, directly frtom my mind to the created piece. In the end, it is the crochet stitches that really inform the work.