Béatrice Coron is an artist specialized in cuttings used in artist books, installations, and public art. Her cut designs are made of paper, glass or metal from small to monumental. Her work can be seen in major collections such as the Metropolitan Museum, the Walker and her public art among others in subway stations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
After briefly studying art, and Mandarin Chinese in Lyon, France, Coron experienced life with a series of odd jobs. Coron has lived in France, Egypt and Mexico and China. She moved to New York in 1985 where she reinvented herself as an artist.
You can watch her story on TED
I have specialized in creating public works for a variety of sites, for many years. Collaboration with architects, engineers, landscape designers, local contractors, and other services are welcome and have been integral to many design projects. Bennett Studio collaborates with architects, and all designated subcontractors to implement the chosen work in a timely manner. Working with various project professionals has always allowed a fresh perspective both technically and creatively to my overall designs.
Creative Edge Mastershop has been instrumental in helping to execute concepts that call for a cost effective, but complex design for architectural interior site integration, using contemporary materials. Their expertise has allowed me to use a maximum amount of space, detail, framed imagery, and emphasis on ambient light without having to use traditional materials, i.e. cast bronze.
Cultivate Your Mind in the Orchard of Knowledge, 2009
Creative Edge Master Shop was honored to collaborate with Béatrice on this exceptional public work. A metaphorical environment “Cultivate Your Mind in the Orchard of Knowledge” pays tribute to the history of the Santa Teresa neighborhood and to the Public Library’s mission. The theme relates the purpose of a library — education or cultivation of the mind — to the literal cultivation of the region’s orchards. The design celebrates the vitality of the community from its agricultural heritage to its thriving growth. The metaphor of the orchard also allows play on words, using literature and language as an inviting mind game.
Client: Santa Teresa Library
Location: Santa Teresa Library, San Jose, CA
Materials: Materials: Antique blown glass, stainless steel, korten steel, copper, flamed granite.
Artist’s Personal Website: http://www.beatricecoron.com