Diane Cooper

mixed media
52 x 41 x 8 in.

Living in Japan, a culture much older than our own, developed within me a love for the aged and worn surface. The Japanese aesthetic has been a major influence on my work.

This work embodies the concept of seeing beauty in life’s detritus. Materials consisting of used bits and pieces of everyday life, including wood, leather, fiber and metal are often used in the condition in which they are found.

My style of working is intuitive. Each piece takes its inspiration from the material with which I have chosen to work.

© Diane Cooper