Cynthia Cooper

My focus is arranging color and pattern to make work which seems simple but becomes more complex and inspirational the longer it is experienced. Placing colors in different relationships to alter perception is one facet of this work. I use repetition and mathematical tangents to make images that burst outward with exuberant color.

The resulting paintings are optimistic, light-drenched and transcendent. Upward-curving stripes became my vocabulary for movement, which I interpret to be “moving in the right direction". I think of this series as a parade that will pull in viewers to march alongside me, toward transformation.