Barbara Cohen

Medium: Metal

Region: Vancouver Coast & Mountains


Upon seeing my collection of fossil pendants a fellow artist called me an ‘organic perfectionist’. So well put to describe one of the many contradictions of my life. Whether with intent or not, one’s art is autobiographical expression.

The materials I find and am drawn to are most often the inspiration for my creations. Using them out of context is a consistent aspect of my work giving them an ambiguity that draws the viewer’s attention, questions preconceived notions of value and suggests new meaning. The tubular mesh that has served as the main platform for my recent work presents me with the challenge of pursuing its versatility for further artistic expression. As with any medium, its possibilities continue to unfold and reveal themselves to me.

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Barbara Cohen Design
Vancouver, BC