Studio \ Workshop Visit : Barbara Cooper Studio

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Continuing with studio visits of Contemporary Sculptors of Chicago..

March 26, 2013: Visited studio of sculptor Barbara Cooper

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Barbara Cooper’s works are inspired by nature.  Whatever medium she is working with steel, wood or even paper;  the influence of nature can easily be traced.  I have long admired her work and had wished to see her working on a sculpture. I contacted her and she invited me to her studio, where she is working on her latest public art commission, a large wooden sculpture “Ecotone”, which will be installed in the lobby of a Florida Gulf Coast University Library in Fort Myers, Florida.  Barbara and her husband Nikola, were extremely gracious hosts and I Thank them for this opportunity of a observe the art of working with wood.

Check out Barbara Cooper’s website,  click here..

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A day trip to Barbara Cooper Studio

Work in Progress for making of “Ecotone”, a wood and metal structure [36′ x 12′ x 8′] to be installed aat Florida Gulf Coast University library at Fort Mysers, Florida.

Images of the completed work can be seen in her website.. click here..

 

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Maquette with work-in-progress in the background

Maquette with work-in-progress in the background

 

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Maquette with work-in-progress in the background

Maquette with work-in-progress in the background

 

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Barbara Cooper's Studio - Work-in-Progress

Barbara Cooper’s Studio – Work-in-Progress

 

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Barbara Cooper's Studio - Work-in-Progress

Barbara Cooper’s Studio – Work-in-Progress

 

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Barbara Cooper's Studio - Work-in-Progress

Barbara Cooper’s Studio – Work-in-Progress

 

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Barbara Cooper's Studio - Work-in-Progress

Barbara Cooper’s Studio – Work-in-Progress

 

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Barbara Cooper's Studio - Work-in-Progress

Barbara Cooper’s Studio – Work-in-Progress

 

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Marquette of  sculpture "Transitions" for CTA Station Paulina

Maquette of sculpture “Transitions” for CTA Station Paulina

 

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Transitions  - by Barbara Cooper  [at CTA Station Paulina]

Transitions – by Barbara Cooper [at CTA Station Paulina]

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CTA Station at Paulina [Brown line] has another beautiful [mosaic] work by Barbara Cooper [image below].. For more images of her work at paulina station, click here..

 

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Transitions  - by Barbara Cooper  [at CTA Station Paulina]

Transitions – by Barbara Cooper [at CTA Station Paulina]

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Transitions - by Barbara Cooper

Transitions – by Barbara Cooper

 

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Folded Terrain by Barbara Cooper

Folded Terrain by Barbara Cooper

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For more on Folded Terrain, click here..

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RELATED LINKS:
Studio Visits: click here..
Know the Artists series.. click here..

 


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