Posted By admin on January 26, 2011
These amazing sculptures are carved by Michael Jean Cooper from Richmond, California, USA.
Michael 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