:: Long Reach Arts
:: Mildred Cohen
:: artist's statement
My themes are consistent in their inconsistency and are matched by a variety of media. I have had an interest in and studied many types of printmaking. I had a very early affinity for woodcuts. I then moved on to photo-silkscreen, which afforded me the opportunity to portray, through combining old photographs and family letters, images of generations set in contexts, with hints of significant cues related to the figures. While working and the next media door opens, I have seemed to pass through it carrying the shadows of older techniques. My latest medium, encaustics, opened up new ways to tell a story through layering and text, and yet, as I continued to work in this medium, I found myself returning again to elements of wood, photo-silkscreen, and poetry.
My interest and training in the arts has taken me on a path from dress design at the Vogue School of Fashion Design in Chicago to the Fine Arts Department of SUNY, New Paltz, from which I subsequently receivied a B.S. in Art Education. From 1982 to the present I have continued my art studies at the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY, with studios in printmaking, hand papermaking and encaustics. I have exhibited from 1980 to the present in galleries located in: the Hudson Valley region of New York; Norwich, NY; Sharon, Connecticut; Westchester; and New York City.