“Dreams and Moonbeams for Hannah” by Judith Yael Cohen
Size: 27″ x 19 1/2″
Monoprint/collage/mixed media (framed)
The most rewarding part of the artistic process for me is the wonder of seeing the vapor of a thought, a concept, a vision, becoming a physical reality to be shared with and pondered by others. I draw inspiration from my Jewish heritage, study and observance – from Torah, Talmud, Kabbalah and prayer. The Ethics of the Fathers (Pirkei Avot) teaches that the only free person is one who engages in study of Torah. I aspire to express this freedom in my work.
I have been evolving as a multimedia artist over the last 30 years.I explore and experiment with form and texture, color, design, techniques and materials. The body of my most recent work includes: cast paper (handmade paper), acrylic paint and print, clay, metal leafing, collage, encaustics (hot wax) and jewelry.
Mostly self-taught, I have studied with many gifted teachers in my travels and through the internet. One of my favorite aspects about the process itself is combining the various disciplines and techniques I have learned, to create eclectic and engaging works of art.
My art has been shown in several venues in Wilmington NC, Winston-Salem NC, at the North Carolina Jewish Art Exhibition in Durham NC and at the John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC. I am currently working on a Zecher L’Churban (a remembrance of the destruction of the Temple) for the home of a client in Prague, Czech Republic.