About Mina Cohen
I am an artist and college art instructor, member of a cooperative gallery. My work references my Jewish tradition and personal life, my mother’s survival of the Holocaust, and my life in rural northern California. I work in mixed media painting.
This work titled “Yesod” is part of a series entitled “Sephirot”. The Sephirot arranged visually as a tree, connect us with the physical and spiritual world. Yesod (Foundation) is associated with physical pleasure, the rainbow, and living water. It is at the base of the Tree of Life visualized by the Sephirot. Living in a community experiencing severe drought and thinking about living water, this work reminds me about our connection to the earth and Shmita in the call to heal our planet physically and spiritually.