a daughter of a Holocaust survivor paints the story.

Pain of Hunger
48" X 36"

She could block out the horrors by putting herself into a trance smelling the flowers. The barracks had window boxes of flowers. The commandant of the camp grew prize-winning roses right on the other side of the wall. The only thing a trance couldn't do was cover the pain of hunger

Mixed media on canvas including: holigram of whirlwind and dried flowers


- Mina Cohen


image increases
in size when


Color that seems muted from a distance is viscous up close. By the time the whole picture comes into focus, out first appreciation for the color and beauty of the painting has become a stomach turning introduction to the act of defiance of a desperate woman.
Chico News and Review, November 1995

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