Sculpture, Drawing, Public Art
Barbara Cooper works fluidly between sculpture, drawing, and public art. She has developed gardens and structures for dance and theater. Depending upon the objective of the project, she utilizes diverse media such as wood, metal, paper, glass, and found objects. Revealing an ability to manipulate solid material in a fluid manner, forms reference movement and growth. The work is biomorphic in style and process driven, growing from the inside out. Imagery evolves from paring down forms in nature to their essentials, finding common denominators, eliciting references that blend categories or genre. Utilizing repurposed materials whenever possible, issues of sustainability and an ecology of wholeness are embedded in her work.