Celebration and Fanfare
Visual artist Celeste Cooning is currently invested in the medium of cut-paper. Using Tyvek, a paper-like plastic fiber, allows for strength and durability in constructing large-scale indoor and outdoor installations. A vocabulary of stylized, amorphic shapes, rooted in the history of ornamentation, solicits varied response from the viewing public. These shapes cascade down from the trees in Occidental Square Park provoking sensations of grandeur and awe.
Celebration and Fanfare is part of the artSparks 2010 program. To learn more about what is going on in Occidental Park this summer, please visit the artSparks 2010 website.
Photo courtesy of artist.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Celeste Cooning grew up in Indiana, where she attended Indiana University, Bloomington, studying figurative painting and art history. She moved to Seattle for graduate school, completing a M.F.A. in Painting at the University of Washington, June 2007. A pervading interest in pattern and ornamentation led to exploring the medium of cut paper. Her current work ranges from intimate cut paper collage to large-scale installations.