Part of the "Private Roads,Prophetic Turns"
series, 2007-8 inspired by landscape of crossroads of Norfolk,Conn. and Southfield, MA
near Buttermilk Falls and Bridge. mixed medium 8 x 6 inches
Amy Cohen Banker
The artists works in a variety of mediums: acrylic, oil, pastels, aquarelle, oil sticks, varnishes, glazes, finishing and surface techniques. SHe explores the basics of opacity, color, form, depth, obfuscation and revelation in life, language and in art. "I cannot help but be influenced by philosophy, poetry, literature, psychological symbolism, fairy tales, music, myths, conceits, and metaphors, especially of strong feminist models: women’s conflicting roles in a changing time throughout the centuries" says Cohen Banker.
She has a background in design, writing, and psychology. Her early childhood and life experiences evolving as a woman and mother combined with international study of these issues has contributed to her growth as an artist. Her primary themes are inner restoration and survival, challenging reality vs. myth.