Randy Cooper’s exquisite shadow sculptures captivate the eye with their simplicity and tease the mind with the subtle details in their shadows.
The magic displayed by the exciting juxtaposition of image and shadow is a collector’s dream.
Both the art connoisseur and the casual browser become entranced and will stand for hours, fascinated by Randy’s artistry.
After working successfully in clay, artificial stone and bronze, Randy began creating intriguing and magical sculptures in wire mesh, which cast fine drawing-like shadows (“Shadow Sculptures”) on the wall.
He works with models, which gives his work an uncanny life-like quality.
His inherent understanding of materials and his power of concentration have allowed him to develop his own intuitive techniques in creating these dynamic sculptures.
Randy works the wire mesh much as a painter works a canvas with brushes: with his large, powerful hands, he fashions each Shadow Sculpture, lovingly creating original, classical forms that are alive with motion and grace.
The shadows take on a life of their own and sometimes look uniquely different from the original image.
By changing the position of the light source or by moving the sculpture slightly, a whole new work of art is brought to life.