"Magic Realism of Luisa Cohrs"
Spontaneity and experimentation allow my work to develop without interruption from my conscious self. My inquisitiveness and curiosity fueled by my travels, readings and personal history all combine to inform my work. I initially became aware of handkerchiefs during the Colombian drug war where waving the soft white cloth by the victims became a prayer for peace. In many parts of the world great food is often served on doilies. In my childhood this usually denoted that the creator had devoted much time and love to the meal’s preparation. Colombians ate food off of these doilies as the protestors waved handkerchiefs in the streets. Thus, I found the juxtaposition of the hankies & doilies to be particularly powerful and infinitely malleable symbols upon which to focus the current work.