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My name is Mary Cozens an artist/educator living and working in Asheville, North Carolina.

Painting and drawing is a type of meditation in which I can constantly explore and revisit. My aim is to create imaginary, dream like spaces to get lost or found in, and for a moment to forget about all the “noise” that our 21st century society has imposed upon us. I am inspired by all aspects of nature and its designs; its reoccurring patterns and textures speak to me as a sort of cartographic journey, or unique narrative. Valuing the process of mark making, I seek to find unique potential and evolutions in each piece, trying to find beauty within chaos.

In the future, I hope to use my K-12 Art Education teaching license and my MFA in order to create works or projects that teach, speak, and connect to the community.