Today’s Featured Professional SAMA Member is Bonnie Cohen. She is an award winning designer specializing in large scale mosaic art and artist- in- residence projects. Her artwork has been commissioned for public and private spaces including health care facilities, synagogues and community centers. Her unique style can be seen in donor recognition projects for fundraising campaigns all over the country. Bonnie’s artwork has also been included in galleries, juried shows, and museums. You may see more of her work on her website.
Bonnie’s “Connect” was recently chosen as Best Architectural Mosaic in the 2021 Mosaic Arts International. The artwork draws an earthbound map: Cleveland State’s GPS coordinates anchor the university itself in place. Water imagery flowing through the letter “E” evokes the natural wonder of Lake Erie. Cleveland steel evokes the city as a steel town, and as a modern industrial, corporate, and technological powerhouse. The seven monumental letters were designed using the Golden Rectangle, a mathematical formula based on a set of numbers known as the Fibonacci Sequence.
You may read more about “Connect” here.