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Extinction Songs: (Ammospiza maritima nigrescens)

Extinction Songs: (Ammospiza maritima nigrescens)

The Dusky Seaside Sparrow (Ammospiza maritima nigrescens), is one of a series of landscapes that use the visual images of sound waves from birds that were recorded prior to their extinction in the 20th Century. Background noise is rendered in visual sound waves as a […]

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 […]

Viriditas

Viriditas

The journey of this work began as a way to connect and to develop an understanding of the relationship with various plants and their affinity for our human bodily systems. The act of drawing while imbibing each herb began the creative process. This visual transference […]

The Bridge Project

The Bridge Project

A community project exploring the use of art as a way to build bridges across differences in the Shenandoah Valley at a time of national polarization. Organized by Heather Davis and Tammy Ruggiero of United ShenValley Artists and Mark Cooley, Beth Hall, and Celia Cooley […]

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 […]

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 […]

Giving Away a Fortune @ The Public Library

Giving Away a Fortune @ The Public Library

In a literary recontextualization of the classic fortune cookie, a series of handwritten wishes, predictions, and bizarre statements are tucked away on the shelves of the Fauquier Public Library awaiting unsuspecting readers.

Will there be Bears? Song & Scroll Drawing

Will there be Bears? Song & Scroll Drawing

Will there be Bears? thePopCornClub “Children’s music”, refers mostly to music made BY adults FOR children, and “children’s art” is often no more than cookie cutter recipes where filling delineated shapes with approved colors is taken as both a sign of “artistic talent” and a […]