Like Beauty, truth lies in the
eye of the beholder - and in the mind of the artist. The bronze
and ceramic creations of sculptor Claudia Cohen are not realistic
in any strict sense yet are precise renditions of her imagination
and engaging articulations of her ruminating subconsciousness. With
her dazzling style which includes meticulous detail and form, her
work brings to life a magical cast of characters
- human, animal, and progeny from a alternative-inviting universe.
In the book Humor
in art, the work was described as Comic Surrealism which
aptly sums up her feel for humor and pathos. Magic Realism is
another term often used to characterize her creative perspective.
There are few
artists today who inhabit such a magical , unified private world
and have such a gift in sharing it with others.