Kaya Cohen

Kaya Cohen
I make wearable objects that address anxiety by giving the wearer a space to engage with their body, making it (and by extension their mind) a safe place to inhabit and be vulnerable. Acknowledging the body’s form using ambiguous, dynamic designs invites the wearer in a dialogue, encouraging experimental wear and engaging with the body via the object. There’s a vital element of validation in how my objects fit with and visually reference the body that lend a sense of mutual validation between body and object, giving one another agency. My work has a refined unrefined quality that echoes the quality of line in my drawn work, which is as much a part of the process for me as the objects themselves.
Second year showcase, Craft Study Centre, Farnham, 2018

Graduation Show, University of the Creative Arts, Farnham, 2019

New Designers, Business Design Centre, 2019