a daughter of a Holocaust survivor paints the story.

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  It Was Not the First Time
48" X 36"

It was not the first time she lost her hair. Then they tore it out in hatred. Now it falls out so she can live.

Mixed media on canvas including: Mask mold, sticker from neo-nazi computer game advertisement, artificial wig hair from type of wig worn by women who have had chemotherapy.


- Mina Cohen

Mother and daughter do not take a pessimistic view of the future. In their own words, art, a creative, life-affirming act, serves their purpose because "from the destruction of life and culture we must learn to celebrate life and cultures.
Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, March, 1999

© Mina Cohen 1993-2000
P.O. 269,
Mendocino, CA95460