ZoŽ Cohen
| Conceptually-based Visual Art |

I create objects and situations that explore the connections between inner and outer worlds. My work is based in a search for origins - of relationships, cultures, and individual experience. I seek out the visual evidence that remains in our bodies of parents, ancestors, and our physical relationship to the natural world, and manipulate these remnants to allow resonances to other natural forms to surface. The repetition of the pulse and the breath, and the notation of the passage of time over millennia, inform the realization of this work.

I am not content to confine my work within the studio-based, gallery-driven constructs of the avant-garde artist identity. I am motivated by conscience and conviction to extend my reach beyond art worlds, and into the wider world that is already art. Convincing every human being that they contain the power to transform the world requires offering direct experience in every-day situations. Public, participatory projects such as Drawing Water, The Listening Station, and Show Someone How You Feel About Something are only complete when in use by participants, whose experiences become the work of art.

The illustrated book The Garden of Time is available here.