Laurie Cohen's fascination with places off the beaten path and curiosity about humanity provided the impetus to start recording what she found along the way. This took the form of drawing, painting and photographing. Her photographs and encaustic painting attempt to evoke the mood of the place and the people as she sees it. With an economic and financial background, Laurie typically focuses on the economy of an area and how it impacts the land and its inhabitants. She is particularly interested in beautiful places which have experienced economic distress. Laurie now wants to share with you some of what she has experienced and continues to discover.