Dianna Cohen shares her artistic process and the influence plastic—in form and toxicity—has made on it.
Rabbi Rami talks to artist Dianna Cohen about the beginnings of single-use plastic, how she uses it in her art, and the work of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, which she founded. Recently named as one of S&H's top 10 spiritual leaders, a profile of Dianna appears in our Nov/Dec 2018 issue.
Dianna Cohen, Chief Executive Officer: Los Angeles based visual artist Dianna Cohen is the CEO & Co-Founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC). Having shown her work internationally at galleries, foundations and museums, Cohen uses plastic in her artwork to make a visual and social impact. With plastic bags as her primary material for the past 27 years, Cohen is interested in exploring its materiality through modifications and the material’s relationship to culture, media, toxicity, and the world at large and shared this in this 2010 TED talk.