Bath based visual artist Sophie Erin Cooper exploring fragility and ethereal imagery through mark making and installations.
Friday, 25 July 2014
For 'The Nature Of' I decided to indulge in my love of hung installations. I really like this form of display with the way it captures a stillness, as if catching a moment.
The exhibition was all about drawing from or with nature so for these pieces I decided to create with it, using a variety of plants to form two hung installations. The shapes as a form of drawing in mid air. The two pieces varied greatly in composition whilst one used a level of pattern and only two different plants, the other used a variety of flowers, leaves and grasses.
As the curator of the show these pieces helped shape the space. They posed an interesting way of breaking up the gallery, adding direction to the experience of the exhibition.
Below you can find out about 'Sound Asleep' or find out about my other hung flower installation, 'The Sleeping Garden', here.
Created with a level of pattern, Sound Asleep uses two different kinds of flowers to create a drawing in mid air. The dried buddleia and a natural paper like flower shifting during the course of their hanging with the lost of flowers and change in weight as they die. The title refers to this death in the more subtle and pleasing term of sleep - having hung for a long time the Buddleia is very much sound asleep.
The title also plays on the idea of the flower bed and was determined from the pattern element to the piece, reminding me of some sort of musical score.