Cooper’s aim is to provide an artistic space for the viewer to process the complex emotions brought on by our climate crisis, to help find the strength and hope to change. Humans have the capacity to improve our relationship with the environment, but it starts inside.
Cooper’s life-sized figurative paintings use energetic brushwork, vivid colors, and the human form to explore humanity as a living, evolving force. What started as exploratory paintings rooted in evolutionary biology have quickly evolved to express her growing concern for an uncertain future on this planet. As we are stricken with a climate emergency that challenges the human species, she is in pursuit of a creative vision for the inner change necessary to adapt. Her vivid paintings reflect real feelings—worry, fear, but also connection, intuition, strength—that become vivid manifestations of the life force inside the flesh and blood body.