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Lovejuice, 1998, Oil on canvas

Lovejuice, 1998, Oil on canvas

"Love         Juice"

     

My mind
        is a plug
        and the universe
        is the socket.
        My mind fits
        into it
        like a hand
        in a pocket.
        I can feel
        the current
        oozing through my
        circuitry.
        Becoming part of me.
        It's a lot of juice
        for me to hold inside.
        Gotta let it loose.
        Let it flow out
        onto the paper
        and out among
        the people;
        an inverted
        black hole
        of love.
        My mind
        is a plug.

--Deron Cohen

 

The Artist Moving Through a World of Diverse Allurements, 1998, Oil on canvas

The Artist Moving Through a World of Diverse Allurements, 1998, Oil on canvas

The artist must ignore a world of pleasurable distractions         and stay true to his own nature of creation. Only by focusing on his         work is he able to evolve.

 

Inverted Fetus, 1998, Oil on canvas

Inverted Fetus, 1998, Oil on canvas

The goal in life for each individual is to evolve and improve as a human being.

 

Miracle of the Milk and Fish, 1998, Oil on canvas

Miracle of the Milk and Fish, 1998, Oil on canvas

This painting was inspired by the Christian myth of Jesus         feeding a multitude of his followers with only five loaves of bread and         two fish. There were still 12 baskets of food at the end of the meal.         In my life, women have been the nurturing providers. They have fed me         and kept me healthy. They are true miracle workers.

 

Chamber of Potential, 1997, Oil on canvas

Chamber of Potential, 1997, Oil on canvas

The womb of a woman is a place of potential. When sperm meets         egg, there is the potential to create a wonderful, new life. During the         lust and passion that often go with lovemaking, procreation is, sometimes,         not even a consideration. It is difficult to imagine that an orgasm can         result in a new life.

 

Birth/Life/Death: Evolve, 1999, Oil on canvas

Birth/Life/Death: Evolve, 1999, Oil on canvas

The woman ascends towards death. The child is born from her womb. The cycle of life and death continues in an infinite loop. 

Lovers #1, 1998, Oil on canvas

Lovers #1, 1998, Oil on canvas

Lovers share an embrace before a passionate kiss. 

Lovers #2, 1998, Oil on canvas

Lovers #2, 1998, Oil on canvas

Lovers share a post-coital embrace. They are exhausted and content. 

Birth/Life/Death: Evolve #2 (The Wave), 1998, Oil on canvas

Birth/Life/Death: Evolve #2 (The Wave), 1998, Oil on canvas

Water rises to form a wave (birth). The wave moves closer         to shore and crests (life). The wave crashes in on itself (death) and         the water rises again repeating the cycle until it crashes on the shore         (Enlightenment).

Fire, 1999, Oil on canvas

Fire, 1999, Oil on canvas

The flames keep reaching towards the sky trying to escape         the heat. A few hitch rides on embers only to consume themselves.

 

Reality, 1997, Oil on canvas

Reality, 1997, Oil on canvas

Reality

     

What I see
        as reality
        is caving in
        on me.
        It is my creation:
        the elation
        and the devastation.
        A state of mind:
        If you think you are blind,
        you are blind.
        It is a simple twist:
        Enter with a fist
        or a kiss.
        A simple decision
        that could alter
        my future vision
        of whether reality
        caves in on me
        or if I cave in
        on it.

     

--Deron Cohen

 

Lovejuice, 1998, Oil on canvas

"Love         Juice"

     

My mind
        is a plug
        and the universe
        is the socket.
        My mind fits
        into it
        like a hand
        in a pocket.
        I can feel
        the current
        oozing through my
        circuitry.
        Becoming part of me.
        It's a lot of juice
        for me to hold inside.
        Gotta let it loose.
        Let it flow out
        onto the paper
        and out among
        the people;
        an inverted
        black hole
        of love.
        My mind
        is a plug.

--Deron Cohen

 

The Artist Moving Through a World of Diverse Allurements, 1998, Oil on canvas

The artist must ignore a world of pleasurable distractions         and stay true to his own nature of creation. Only by focusing on his         work is he able to evolve.

 

Inverted Fetus, 1998, Oil on canvas

The goal in life for each individual is to evolve and improve as a human being.

 

Miracle of the Milk and Fish, 1998, Oil on canvas

This painting was inspired by the Christian myth of Jesus         feeding a multitude of his followers with only five loaves of bread and         two fish. There were still 12 baskets of food at the end of the meal.         In my life, women have been the nurturing providers. They have fed me         and kept me healthy. They are true miracle workers.

 

Chamber of Potential, 1997, Oil on canvas

The womb of a woman is a place of potential. When sperm meets         egg, there is the potential to create a wonderful, new life. During the         lust and passion that often go with lovemaking, procreation is, sometimes,         not even a consideration. It is difficult to imagine that an orgasm can         result in a new life.

 

Birth/Life/Death: Evolve, 1999, Oil on canvas

The woman ascends towards death. The child is born from her womb. The cycle of life and death continues in an infinite loop. 

Lovers #1, 1998, Oil on canvas

Lovers share an embrace before a passionate kiss. 

Lovers #2, 1998, Oil on canvas

Lovers share a post-coital embrace. They are exhausted and content. 

Birth/Life/Death: Evolve #2 (The Wave), 1998, Oil on canvas

Water rises to form a wave (birth). The wave moves closer         to shore and crests (life). The wave crashes in on itself (death) and         the water rises again repeating the cycle until it crashes on the shore         (Enlightenment).

Fire, 1999, Oil on canvas

The flames keep reaching towards the sky trying to escape         the heat. A few hitch rides on embers only to consume themselves.

 

Reality, 1997, Oil on canvas

Reality

     

What I see
        as reality
        is caving in
        on me.
        It is my creation:
        the elation
        and the devastation.
        A state of mind:
        If you think you are blind,
        you are blind.
        It is a simple twist:
        Enter with a fist
        or a kiss.
        A simple decision
        that could alter
        my future vision
        of whether reality
        caves in on me
        or if I cave in
        on it.

     

--Deron Cohen

 

Lovejuice, 1998, Oil on canvas
The Artist Moving Through a World of Diverse Allurements, 1998, Oil on canvas
Inverted Fetus, 1998, Oil on canvas
Miracle of the Milk and Fish, 1998, Oil on canvas
Chamber of Potential, 1997, Oil on canvas
Birth/Life/Death: Evolve, 1999, Oil on canvas
Lovers #1, 1998, Oil on canvas
Lovers #2, 1998, Oil on canvas
Birth/Life/Death: Evolve #2 (The Wave), 1998, Oil on canvas
Fire, 1999, Oil on canvas
Reality, 1997, Oil on canvas