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)

Homage to Richard Serra

Of Richard Serra’s massive steel sculptures, I’ve visited  Toqued Ellipses at the DIA in Beacon, NY, The Matter of Time at the fabulous Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain and Five Plates, Two Poles in Washington DC at the National Gallery of Art.

My personal favorites are the immense curved structures in and through which a visitor can walk, thus becoming a part of the installation.

Here is my tiny sculpture (8 x 9 x 8 cm).  (A bit of whimsy – the little people in and around the sculpture – we are always getting mail for the misspelled Copper Family.)

Homage. Kathleen C Cooper. Steel, copper. (2012)

Homage. Steel, copper. Kathleen C Cooper. (2012).

Homage. Steel, copper; 8 cm x 9 cm x 8 cm.  Kathleen C Cooper (2012).