Cooper has received a great deal of positive press attention
and public response in the past years for her interesting
combinations of pen and ink doodling mixed with various media.
The final products resemble unique biomechanical systems that
reflect the obvious frustrations of the art process as well
as the human mind's inescapable desire to create order.
In a recent interview the artist did with Jean Crutchfield,
Cooper digs deeper into her influences and goals. "Initially
the idea for my art work stemmed from a reaction to oil
painting as well as a desire to introduce a more personal
and meaningful visual language of doodling into the context
of large scale abstract painting. Paul Klee commented that
"he was taking a line for a walk." It was an important
moment for me when I became aware of the semiconscious meandering
of my lines and how like an EKG connected to the body the
drawings were, giving my emotions and my thoughts a visual
reality. I realized that both the process and the resulting
imagery is a reflection of how my mind works, how I navigate
space, establish order, make marks and make corrections.
The proliferating visual systems I was building resembled
elaborate networks and imaginary infrastructures. Human
minds develop technological systems, and my drawn imagery
reflects this human impulse in a tangential way. I am not
illustrating systems, and yet they are systems nevertheless."