Posted By admin on February 27, 2011
Michael Jean Cooper is a sculptor and very masterful woodworker from Richmond, California, USA.
Besides carved wood sculptures he builds vehicles, flying machines and kinetic sculptures from metal and sometimes fiberglass.
These sculptures are mostly made from maple and coated with oil paint and lacquer , with the exception of “Fetish” which is made from various hardwoods, brass and aluminum.
The “Self Portrait” is made from maple, aluminum, steel and found objects.
Quotation about sculpture “Fetish” from San Jose State Exhibit Catalog:
“ Sculpture “Fetish” is a fantasy object.
The penisbarreled pistol, untouchable and unattainable in its glass case, may be fired by cocking a hammer sheathed in a vaginal orifice.
“Fetish” is disarming in its condor and explicitness.
This exquisitely rendered weapon equates sexual virility with firing power.”
More of Michael Jean Cooper’s work can be seen on his website: www.michaelcooper.us