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Clay Sculpture by Sam Cohen
2020 D. Bradley Smith Art Purchase Award Winner

The Artwork

Photo of the Artist Sam Cohen's clay sculpture is an interpretation of prehistoric undersea life that captures a sense of the motion of water. The piece is actually one section of a tetrad of related sculptures consisting of a prehistoric whale supported by a flexible arrangement of three of these undersea themed objects.

Sam has always enjoyed creating things. He was an enthusiastic LEGO builder as a child. Although he went through a period where he focused on drawing, he prefers three-dimensional mediums. He likes the feeling of creating with something in his hands.

Sam has studied art through all his school years and in the summers has attended art camps. But it was a pottery course he took last year that really refocused his interest into working in clay. This year he also took AP Studio Art.

In addition to making art, Sam likes to listen to music and to play tennis. This coming fall he will enroll in Alfred University with plans to major in ceramic engineering.

Image provided by Katie Maley
Story provided by Jody Siegle

June, 2020

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