Grounded within a collage aesthetic, the history of my work is in installation, site-specific sculpture, and performance. Process is crucial in exploring material, method, and meaning and often leads to unexpected places. Since 2005 various investigations in printmaking led to imaging and time-based works, which then led back to drawing, sculpture, and task-oriented performance interactions.
Recent works address space, time, and gesture using an overabundance of singular elements collaged on paper; the absurd, and wishful thinking, in approaching a childs hand game as a strategy for disarmament; and social exchange combined with the circulation of currency as a basis for discussion. Previous works consider regeneration and decay, memory and desire, identity and place, and language and power.
Snow Fence, June/July 2015 Mirrored acrylic, clear acrylic, and wood Allen L. Cook Spring Creek Preserve Rock River, Wyoming