Monday, May 9, 2016


Sally Fama Cochrane on Painting Allegories of the Body By Milene Fernandez, Epoch Times | May 5, 2016
Sally Fama Cochrane paints at Grand Central Atelier in New York on April 8, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)
NEW YORK—When she paints, Sally Fama Cochrane dives into the chasm between invisible and visible worlds—between the inside and the outside of the body, between numbers and emotions, between cold analysis and comforting storytelling. While some old masters painted allegories of time, wisdom, faith, and themes imbued with Greek mythology or religious morals, Cochrane creates her own allegories inspired by a predominant paradigm of this century—science and medicine....

Painting by Sally Fama Cochrane, “The Organic Body,” oil on panel, 12 by 36 inches, 2015. (Courtesy of Sally Fama Cochrane)

The rest of the story (with pictures and paintings.)  Sally's web page with lots of her art. The exhibition (Grand Central Atelier, Long Island City). Sally and Devin's still life painting workshop.

Ok, this has nothing to do with economics, and it's blatant nepotism from a proud dad. But it's fun, you need something to avoid getting to work on a Monday morning,  and the art is really cool.


  1. Wow! You should be very proud. Amazing work (not as amazing as macro-economic policy analysis, but amazing none-the-less).

  2. More amazing than macro-economic analysis. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I stumbled on her work a few months ago. I am quite impressed. You have every right to be very proud of her.

  4. Beautiful Holbein influence

  5. I do like her art. Very nice!

    It reminds me of some still lifes I saw in a small local gallery I happened to wander into here in Santa Barbara this past weekend, done by a woman named Susan McDonnell. I took special note because she did one with a Monarch butterfly and its host plant, milkweed (specifically Asclepias physocarpa, one of several species I grow as a hobby: there's a Monarch overwintering site 1/4 mile from my home), and another with a Gulf Fritillary and its host plant, passion fruit (both of which can also be found in this region).

    From both artists I'm reminded of those illustrations done by early scientists/naturalists prior to the invention of (or widespread use of) the camera.


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