Yenny Cocq

Working in figurative sculpture, I am challenged by one of nature's most complex and beautiful forms: the human body. I have refined the human figure to basic, almost geometric forms. I love to tell a story or portray an idea through the human form. Giving life to my subjects by capturing their innermost emotions, I express my own romantic longings. Through simple lines and planes, I work to capture subtle yet expressive body language. With the tilt of a head or an arm wrapping around another’s shoulder, my couples are bound in nonverbal communication. I am intrigued by the minute nuances in shift of posture or angle of the head to convey a different expression. 

As an artist, I am enamored by metal and bronze sculpture, and use the traditional art of lost wax casting to create my figures. I hope for people to feel the love that flows through my hands and into my work.

I would like to share my vision of romance and togetherness. My couples are symbolic of the love that unites two people, and my families are the result of that union. My figures are a celebration of two individual souls that come together and form a lifelong bond. As a mother of two, I understand the love that nurtures and expands through the next generation and the strong connections of family.

Love has no limit, and my sculptures are not limited to couples or traditional families, but represent chosen family as well. My sculptures range in size, from miniature figurines that can be placed on a shelf, to life-size figures (or larger) that inspire intimate reflection of our basic humanity. They can be an addition to a park or common space--a sculptural family that grows over time to symbolize the prospering community.