Sculpture: Memory, threads of thought and image

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.

Ecclesiasticus said so

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.

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That Darned Sweater

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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.

sculpture: vessel for the holy spirit

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 (top view)

 

sculpture: vessel for the holy spirit (front view)

sculpture: vessel for the holy spirit (front view)