The late Raquel Cohen was born in Chicago, but spent the last 50 years away from her country. After 30 years in Barcelona, in 2011 she moved to a small hamlet in Asturias, where she continued to do her extraordinary sculptures. In 2009 she presented an installation of light sculptures at the gallery titled Light Vessels. Fruit of more than two decades dedicated to the search for ways in which to wed form and light, these biomorphic forms, fabricated from copper, light and mixed media, remind us of seed pods, plants or organic labyrinths.
For her, “Light is the matrix of our existence. From shell to star, from cell to cosmos, it reveals the patterns of life force and symbolises all that is transcendent. The sculptures shown here, inspired by the natural world and universal symbols, express a sense of wonder for the ineffable.”