J.A.W. Cooper Sanctuary Archival Print by J.A.W. Cooper
Purchase Sanctuary Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Museum Natural Fine Art Paper by J.A.W. Cooper Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "Sanctuary was created in 2013 as part of my solo show "Laid Bare" which explored vulnerability as both a source of strength and discomfort. The setting for the piece is of personal significance, a verdant cave at the top of a waterfall in Big Sur. This cave is full of stacked rocks left by previous visitors though in all of my visits I never encountered anyone inside, and so it has the air of a place of significance for many people traveling along parallel lines but not intersecting. The purpose of a "sanctuary" is to provide asylum in a time of stress or danger and this cave gave me peace at a time when I was letting go of one facet of my life and fostering the growth of a new one; the severed stag head and the fawn." - J.A.W. Cooper
J.A.W. Cooper Rise Archival Print by J.A.W. Cooper
Purchase Rise Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on Museum Natural Fine Art Paper by J.A.W. Cooper Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "Rise was part of a five-piece mini-series about the stages of dealing with pain, within a larger solo show in 2013. This painting was the final stage; the triumphant rise after a crisis. The cicadas are significant, representing rebirth and metamorphosis as some species can stay dormant underground for up to 17 years until conditions are perfect and then emerge together in one epic synchronized event. True healing is not to harden externally, but to remain vulnerable and open while drawing strength from within." - J.A.W. Cooper
J.A.W. Cooper is a contemporary artist known for her evocative illustrations and paintings featuring nature, animals, and human figures. Born in England and raised in Kenya, South Africa, and Sweden, her exposure to different cultures and environments has had a significant impact on her art. Cooper is particularly skilled at blending the beauty and vulnerability of the natural world with a sense of mystery, which makes her work truly unique. Cooper has worked professionally as a freelance illustrator and concept artist, with clients spanning a variety of industries such as publishing, fashion, and entertainment. She has illustrated for book covers, editorial projects, and more. In addition to her commercial work, Cooper is also a successful fine artist, exhibiting her work in galleries and art shows. Her art often incorporates elements of surrealism, symbolism, and fantasy, blending them seamlessly with realistic representations of animals and human figures. Cooper's choice of medium varies, but she primarily works with watercolors, ink, and graphite, sometimes combining them to achieve her desired effects. J.A.W. Cooper's work has garnered a strong following and received critical acclaim for its unique blend of beauty, emotion, and narrative. Her impressive portfolio and the wide range of her artistic abilities make her a notable figure in contemporary art.