Description The Alchemist can turn nothing into something, something into nothing, can make pants into pants. This is part of a series (I note it as 'garden series') focusing on the spectrum between opposites: vacuum/void/unknown vs. germination/succulence/pulchritude; life/death.
Sandra Cohen, in Cambridge, MA Member Since June 2007 Artist Statement Sandra Cohen studied fine art at Parsons School of Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Boston. She was juried into the Copley Society of Art in 2000 and is the recipient of a 2008 Painting Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Formerly the singer and guitarist for the bands Grind and Planet Queen, Cohen currently resides in Cambridge, where she paints, plays drums with Pink Mantis, and bakes one consumption-defiant cake per year.
Well, there you have it: me, writing about myself in the third person. If you were interested in me, I'd send you to look at the paintings anyways because they know more than anyone else about me. I can only say that I am inspired by other people's art, literature, science, and most of all, music.
My galleries could be organized in so many ways, but it's easiest and most interesting for me to see how my work has changed by looking at it chronologically, as here. It is difficult to classify my work as "abstract" or "surreal," etc. -- it certainly is both at once to varying degrees… If you look through these galleries you can't miss how my work has been changing, my abstract sense germinating.
I am in the process of adding versions of all these images with the title and artist name at the bottom, as hand-pulled prints would be made. I am doing this because I myself like the white space as an option when framing as well as the image title, date, and artist name (in this case a pseudo "signature") -- Imagekind prints otherwise default to be printed as close to the edge of the paper as possible, great for gallery-wrap on canvas!