Mary Sewell Cooper
MARY SEWELL COOPER has a basic art education from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Anthropology. She is currently on the Board of the La Veta School of the Arts, where she teaches classes. Her art presents the energy essence of animals and images from cultures around the world. She begins with collages of charcoal on paper and texture, which is covered with layers of acrylics on unsealed wet canvas, and later put on stretcher frames and sealed. Cooper says, "The amazing thing about this technique, which sometimes begins with the artist blindfolded, is the spontaneity and symbolic content of the art. It seems to come directly out the Universal Unconscious."