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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 […]

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.

making dirt @ the homestead

making dirt @ the homestead

A dream called suburbia Suburbia begins with a dream, a place of security, of safety, a place removed from the city’s dense, relentlessly rational, concrete grids and the people hardened by them. Suburbia is an attempt to build a dream vacation at the end of […]

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 […]

Zea Mays @ Airlie Center & DC Green Festival

Zea Mays @ Airlie Center & DC Green Festival

In Search of Zea Mays was created for the corn maze at Airlie Center in Warrenton VA, home of the Local Food Project (formerly directed by Pablo Elliot). A corn maze was created with the help of heirloom non-gmo corn seed, a tractor and gps […]

Putting the X back in Xmas.

Putting the X back in Xmas.

Many of us have old friends from whom we seldom hear, except maybe through holiday cards, which odds are good, feature the family unit in apparent complete happiness and spiritual bliss during the season of “good cheer”… and human stampedes at Walmart. Here’s our take […]