Dianna Cohan is active/lives in California. Dianna Cohan is known for environmental themed mixed media assemblage, collage with plastic bag pieces.
Biography Dianna Cohan
By using plastic bags as her primary medium, Dianna Cohen... calls upon viewers to reevaluate the aesthetic potential of such a common object.
To make the work, she sews fragments of bags together into carefully composed, quilt-like wall hangings. Some of these lay flat against the wall, while others hang in draping folds. They're playfully asymmetrical in composition and most are multicolored.
Unlike much of the work that is produced in this vein, however, Cohen's pieces don't seem trashy or junky.
In fact, they're as appealing. Rather than treating the used bags as byproducts or privileging their commercial qualities (nearly all of the works are happily free of logos), she focuses on their most exciting intrinsic qu
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