The opening page of Samm Cohen’s website includes this quote from
Carl Jung: “There is no coming to consciousness without pain.”
Samm brings a distinctive touch – fearless, perceptive, emotional – to multiple media: oil paint on canvas, glass, and foil; photography and digital art; one-of-a-kind wearable art using clay, screws, guitar strings, styrofoam.
“I think what is important about
my pieces is I don’t think they need explanation. That what they touch
is visceral, is a place of emoting and contemplation, a place without words really, and though I very much like language and I do write poetry, sometimes in the context of my pieces, it’s the experience more intuitive and heartfelt, more intimate, that I seek to communicate.”
Visit sammcohen.com to view her work in multiple mediums. I believe her art captures the beauty as well as the heartache.
All images in this “Guest Spot” are original artwork by Samm Cohen © 2011.