I apply the technical precision and vigor of digital photography to the shamanic rituals of my daily life. I treat shamanism and photography as contiguous: both operate in the liminal space between the visible and the invisible, making manifest what’s beyond our senses. The smallest plant seeds and pods, gathered from dust on East Bay trails and elsewhere, take center stage, become transformed, and are endowed with new powers in my minimalist prints. My practice includes walking, looking, finding, collecting, and photographing. I use my photography as a drawing tool, capturing play of textures, patterns and shadows of objects in nature that surprise me when I look closely.
"Cohen installs her work to create a space of awe and contemplation, what she calls “sacred space.” The reference is to a practice that dwells in the realm between the physical and spiritual worlds, linking our plane of existence with a higher plane."
Alla Efimova, PhD, Curator and Founder of KunstWorks.
New Catalog: Gestures to the Divine: Reflections on Eco-Spirituality
Gestures to the Divine: Reflections on Eco-Spirituality is available for purchase at the Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley (open Tuesday – Thursday, 10am-3pm). To purchase on-line, please contact the Center for the Arts & Religion, firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: $25 + tax, or free as a gift with membership to the Center for the Arts & Religion (minimum donation $100).
Paperback: 109 pages (33 pages color photographs)
Publisher: Graduate Theological Union, printed by Edition One (October 3, 2018)