Address: Sage Cotignola
709 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
My paintings stem from my interest in storytelling. I’m fascinated with the mythologies and narratives that we use to construct our sense of self, our understanding of the universe and our place in the world. The lonely monster hiding in the woods, the radiant goddess holding the dirt of creation in her hands, the mythical creature at one with its environment - what do they have to say about us, the storytellers? How can we use these tales to grasp our own fragility, the passing of time, the emotions for which we have no words? My paintings invite the viewer to consider these questions, to invent stories of their own to interpret suggestions and symbolism rendered in paint. They are invited to enter the forest and wander curving paths into new worlds that echo our own.
Sage Cotignola is a freelance illustrator and painter based in Brooklyn, NY. Sage's detailed, narrative drawings and paintings stem from her interest in storytelling and the mythologies that we use to construct our sense of self, our understanding of the universe and our place in the world. In those few moments she is not painting, she spends time wandering through the natural and architectural landscapes of New York and teaching sequential art and painting to young artists.