This week in Art 110, Timothy Cooper’s immaculate plate art was the focus in this art exhibit.
Timothy Cooper’s artistic statement really shined a light on a new take on art. He emphasized the idea that art can be a communal activity. He started telling us that the whole process involved so many different helping hands, which brought in the whole aspect of a community project. He also says that each individual plate has a high sense of functionality. A plate is used for so many things: eating, throwing, holding, spinning, and the list goes on. All these plates together form a functional community. However, the work it took to make these plates and the collective pull of everyone involved created a community as well. I would like to see that each plate is sort of like each person that helped. And together they create this piece that presents a community project within a community project. Community inception!
It definitely took a community to create this piece, and the whole piece itself symbolizes the idea of a collective practicality through community.
Very complex and interesting thought behind such a simple piece.
It really is Something that means Something.