Memory, threads of thought and image
Kathleen C. Cooper. 2017. Welded steel, copper wire, galvanized steel wire, photographs, film negatives and photography ephemera.
This is difficult to photograph – inside are antique film negatives of various format collected from family members. (What looks like “movie film” is actually film negatives threaded together with copper wire.)
In this work I attempted to make the connection between memories and all of the ephemera and personal documentation we create and collect in our lives, much of it hidden away – possibly forgotten or fading – in boxes, files and storage – both physical and mental.
welded steel, 18″ x 18″ x 18″ – almost exactly. the knitting is not as precisely gauged but it will work. stay tuned.
Sculpture: “Signpost” Kathleen C Cooper, May 2017. Welded steel, approximately 8″ high, 5″ x 1.5″ at base.
How interesting … words that came across my way, today, by way of Ecclesiasticus – “He has placed before you fire and water; stretch out your hand for whichever you choose.”
I have been sensing too much “water” energy in my life recently. Time to take up the fire. A project is overdue to move forward.
A woman’s work is never done. There
now it’s as good as new. Darn it! I just fixed
that yesterday! Waste not, want not. It’s
perfectly good…that’ll hold it for a while. Wasted knots
not wanted. A stitch in time saves nine.
Nine stitches, just in time. (She thought she was done.) Idle
hands are the devil’s workshop. Not
again! Here let me have that… (Knot again.) A penny
saved is a penny earned. Sometimes, it seems I’ve
only earned a penny spent. A woman’s work is done.
Kathleen C Cooper 2015
That Darned Sweater. Copyright Kathleen C Cooper 2015
That Darned Sweater. Kathleen C Cooper. December 2015.
Kevin’s experientially distressed wool sweater, felted and repaired with mixed metal darning and knitted wire patchwork. Hand-made steel hanging structure. Found & repurposed mirror and salvaged hanging wire, knitted brass wire hanger cover. Approximately 30” vertical by 28” horizontal, 8” deep.
on the outside, but
with all this rain my house is
crying on the inside
plastic and duct tape –
making a water feature
on the upper porch
weeding and planting
in (more) rain – nice enough that
I’ll do it again
©kathleen c cooper 7/01/15
finally! it’s been a long winter for me but i took the “opportunity” to finish this sculpture – just in time for pentecost. This is made of copper wire and steel and is about 11.5″ square by 3′ tall. I’m really happy about this piece…i had the idea in mind for a long time but couldn’t decide how to start the copper knitting. once i got started, it came together just as i’d imagined. hope you like it. come visit to see it (and others) in person!
sculpture: vessel for the holy spirit (top view)
sculpture: vessel for the holy spirit (front view)
…and al was for a blyssid appil that he tok
Steel, 12” x 4” x 4 ½”. Kathleen C Cooper, 2010.
This was a scrap-work piece when I was first learning to use oxyacetylene gear but I took a liking to it and didn’t toss it back in the pile.
working on the bling for the next sculpture….