The Christopher Brodigan Gallery Archive

Retina Prints and Poems by Elizabeth Goldring

Goldring, a Groton, Massachusetts resident and a Senior Fellow at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies, has presented her poetry, multimedia environments, and installations at venues in Europe and North America. She uses a scanning laser ophthalmoscope to create a visual language of words and symbols. As an artist, she interprets what she sees by working with scans of the retina, looking at images that she has selected, modified, or created for people who cannot see. Seeing and vision loss are two of the subjects encountered in Goldring's three published books of poetry. In her current research, she seeks a means to visualize vision loss and to create visual language and a poetry of visual experiences for people whose sight is limited.