Exhibition of Drawings and Sculpture
A new cast with new style horns.
After several years of working almost exclusivly in Charcoal, I have been moved to add some colour in the current large drawing. The Adventure continues.
And my first ever mask with Mike Chase 1993.
‘Prospero’s Cave’ at the Willoughby Art Gallery, Corby Glen Lincolnshire. October 2021
“Spirits to enforce, Art to enchant.”
William Shakespeare .
An exhibition of Recent Art Works by Stephen J. C.Cooper
Known Professionally as Stephen Jon
(Drawings, Sculptures and Masks).
September 22nd until October 20th
12 noon until 5.00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Free Entry
Moreleys Lane, Corby Glen, Lincolnshire NG33 4NL
at the Willoughby Memorial Art Gallery
Charcoal on paper.
Started life as a theatrical mask, now a piece of sculpture. 37cm in diameter. ‘ Papier Machè’, Plywood, Acrylic Paint and Gold Leaf.
Dryads/Mimi Spirits/ Personifications of an Essence of Trees. Early investigations through drawing. Making manifest the invisible. Oak twigs as start point.
I have spent from April till October on this drawing. Perhaps because of the Covid Effect, I have not been able to make sense of the drawing. It feels confused and muddled and lacking in meaning. A turning point for me perhaps. I shall just wait to see what happens next.
By the by, I don’t like the way that this blog site has changed. Finding it much harder to manipulate. Therefore, I am using this platform far less than I used to.
The elements all fall into place in my mind but not on the paper. I therefore looked at the more formal aspects, shape, balance and composition in order to find some sort of resolution.
Three headdresses of red deer , in three phases: Winter, Spring and Summer.