Author: flawedart

Safe

Safe

Safe video installation by Beth Hall, Mark Cooley & Celia Cooley | 2012    The popular imagination is heavily invested in a deeply romanticized conception of the maternal. The laborious, messy and complex beauty of living with children is lost in countless sanitized and idealized […]

Rare Forest Project

Rare Forest Project

Project Update The Podooc Rare Forest Project was a project proposed and developed between 2014 and 2016 for Lake George Regional Park, Canaan, Maine. Unfortunately, a 2016 change in park management put an end to the project just as ground was being broken. Other locations […]

Soil City: St. Louis Science Center

Soil City: St. Louis Science Center

SOIL CITY Dust To Dust: For Ozymandias Commissioned by St. Louis Science Center. for “Grow“, a new pavilion and permanent agriculture exhibition at SLSC. Design: Mark Cooley Fabricated with local salvaged cedar by Scott Wunder @ Wunderwoods, St. Louis. Nature is the most gifted sculptor.  But perhaps […]

Green Studio

Green Studio

SoA Green Studio website 2010 – Present Founded by Mark Cooley and located on the grounds of the George Mason University’s Art and Design Campus, SoA Green Studio offers students a living studio in which to creatively explore the interdependence of biological and cultural systems. The […]

Wanted

Wanted

Wanted. a video installation by Beth Hall & Mark Cooley The language of the other is ideally suited for exploitative entities bent on political and economic self-interest. Perhaps the age-old political strategy of divide and conquer is given special traction in a selfie-oriented culture marked […]

eWaste

eWaste

eWaste 2014 By itself, a brand attached to a product is worth nothing. If brands matter, it is because it is us – faithful consumers – who are branded. This is the job of marketers, who employ artists and designers, statisticians and even psychologists in […]

EcoScience+Art

EcoScience+Art

Founded by Mark Cooley and Dr. Changwoo Ahn 2013 – Present EcoScience+Art is an initiative and collaboration between the arts and sciences at George Mason University with a mission to bring together individuals working across the boundaries of ecosystem science, art, and design fields to share […]

Form Follows Function: Eco-Art and Its Place in the Sustainability Movement

Form Follows Function: Eco-Art and Its Place in the Sustainability Movement

“Form Follows Function: Eco-Art and Its Place in the Sustainability Movement”, Sustainability: The Journal of Record

Matter/Antimatter: A Time Based Work

Matter/Antimatter: A Time Based Work

Matter/Antimatter: A Time Based Work 2013 Materials: plastics, red worms, shredded documents and coffee grounds. A constructed ecosystem which facilitates the transformation of office waste (shredded office paper and coffee grounds) into living dirt. The resulting high grade fertilizer is then used to enrich the […]

Urban Forest, DC: Companion Planting

Urban Forest, DC: Companion Planting

Companion Planting 2009 A graphic by Mark Cooley and Ryan Griffis for Urban Forest, DC. This piece is an attempt to visualize the necessity of positioning community and human relations (culture) within America’s traditionally rather alienated view of “nature”. It seems that the most progressive […]