“Does it Hurt?”, Ceramics and mixed media, 2013.
Something that has always dumbfounded me is how two people developing in relatively the same environments can end up so radically different from one another. I start to wonder if there is something else other than experience that can shape a person’s thoughts and actions; something less tangible and more philosophical perhaps. My art, as it stands right now, is a form of meditation for me in which by focusing on something material, I am able to continuously process the information. So really, my art is a tangible result of my curiosity. I do not focus on finding the answers I want through art, however by creating art, I am able to satisfy my curiosity.
Meg Cohen was born in the winter of 1992 in Danbury CT; however her family relocated when she was age two to Poughquag, a small town in upstate New York. From a young age, Meg had a need to create in order to express her inner emotions which she found difficult to do. Currently a senior ceramicist at Alfred University, Meg plans to expand her education into veterinary sciences in the next two years at Alfred State College while continuing to create her work independently.