Wooden sculptures by Michael Jean Cooper

Posted By on January 26, 2011

overarmed wheelchair by Michael Jean Cooper

Overarmed Wheelchair by Michael Jean Cooper

These amazing sculptures are carved by Michael Jean Cooper from Richmond, California, USA.

Michael Jean CooperMichael Jean Cooper was born in 1943.
In 1966-1968 he was student and graduate assistant in San Jose State College.
By 1977 Cooper was teaching sculpture at DeAnza College in Cupertino, California.

Sculpture ” Gunshy ” was constructed in 1996 with approximately 4000 individual pieces of wood.
Construction took around 2200 hours over a 9 month period.
Forty eight varieties of domestic and exotic hardwoods were used for color, figure and grain.

Quote about Michael Jean Cooper from another pages:

” A Neo-Leonardo Da Vinci of his time, Cooper’s spectacular mastery of many materials and imagination is pure eye Candy!
” Cooper’s work initially seems more craft than art.
But beyond the wooden motorcycles and pistols lies a subtle sense for erotic humor, and a crazy belief that his handmade vehicles will actually be roadworthy. “

Much more of his work can be seen on his website: www.michaelcooper.us

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One Response to “Wooden sculptures by Michael Jean Cooper”

  1. Dinah Mae says:

    really nice piece of art!

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