The Society of American Mosaic Art (SAMA) selected this work by Bonnie Cohen, to be included in the 2012 Mosaic Arts International, an annual juried exhibition of the best in contemporary mosaic art.
Bonnie Cohen’s artwork, entitled “Acts of Loving Kindness” is a dimensional wall sculpture that is 6ft high by 12ft long and made of recycled glass tiles, stone and handmade tiles. Bonnie re-interpreted Judaic symbols into a contemporary design for Temple Beth Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ, which commissioned the artwork to pay tribute to congregants who have performed “acts of loving kindness” for their congregation. The artwork was represented photographically in the exhibition.
The show featured the work of 56 mosaic artists from 24 different states in the US, as well as from Turkey, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa and Israel. A vast array of material such as smalti, glass, ceramic, and metal are featured within the works of these artists. creating art that is both compelling and enduring. MAI is a highly competitive annual exhibition that unites innovative design and masterful technique as explored by some of the best international artists working in the medium.