Lewis Cohen

For years I have been collecting ‘stuff’. Tag sales and flea markets are
store houses for the used and discarded remnants of our society.
I never know what magical ‘stuff’ will serendipitously find me.
The challenge for me is to see beauty in the ‘junk’. Piles of vintage
printers’ wood type, toys and games, kitchen utensils and industrial
findings that were once useful or entertaining find new form and
come alive again as my art. Life is a circle and I take pleasure in
salvaging the old to create something new, asking the viewer to
recognize the past while appreciating the here and now.

Recently I came upon the word 'bricolage' "Something made or put
together using whatever materials happen to be available." Now I have a
name for what I do.