Timothy Cooper’s artwork titled, “Something That Means Something” was my favorite artwork that we saw this week. The piece has 145 hand thrown plates. They were all produced from early September to mid October. He said he wants this project “to bare witness to the ability to multiple individuals to work together to produce a positive personal, social, and aesthetic experience.” Cooper wants it to be known that the most important material involved in art is not the art materials he uses, such as paints, ceramics, pencils, and papers; it is the “community, time, and personal desire to resolve the inequalities of relationships.” I think Timothy did a really good job with this piece, and it was really cool walking into the room where the only thing lit up were the plates.
Week 12 – Artist Interview – Timothy Cooper