While Schlossberg-Cohen has spent a lifetime in the arts, he had very little formal training in fine art until his late teens and early twenties. His experiences as a Freshman at the Maryland Institue of Art and one summer at the Art Students League in New York City enabled Jay to explore classical painting techniques. Unlike other fine artists today, Jay’s technical skills and sense of composition is a function of his mastering of the classical approach to fine art.
One of the crucial elements to Schlossberg-Cohen’s works is relating to place and scale. Cap Rock, a series of monzogranite boulders in the Californian Majove Desert, was perfect for Jay to reflect man’s place in the thousands of years that formed this sacred area. Cap Rock the painting was installed in the Palm Springs International Airport as part of Park Stewardship Through The Arts (PASTA). MORE
In 2000, Schlossberg-Cohen set out to give fine artists a living example of how art could dynamically document and encourage others to become stewards of America’s parks. In conjunction with the United States National Park Service and the City of Palm Springs, Schlossberg-Cohen logged countless hours to create ultimately a group of works including The Infinite – Joshua Tree and Cap Rock – Joshua Tree. Each work was on display at the Palm Springs International Airport from September 2001 and June 2007. In February 2013, The Infinite was ranked as one of 10 must see works at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. MORE