Rosen feels that the ritual process of making art opens the artist to experiencing the moment and entering a purer state of being. This understanding informs her art and gives each work its psychological complexity. Rosen's drawings develop spontaneously and often begin with coffee or ink stains. Her sculptures for the wall are multilayered in their use of materials from marble dust to gypsum and willow branches to horse hair. In her newest work Rosen explores the tactile and expressive possibilities of limestone by working with architectural remnants.
Rosen has taught art at a number of colleges and universities since 1978 including the School of Visual Arts in New York, the University of California at Davis, Stanford University, and the University of California at Berkeley, where she currently teaches a method of drawing based on the sculptor's way of seeing.
Leonardo, mixed media on paper, 36x42
Rodin, mixed media on paper, 42x30
SSW, mixed media on paper, 47x38