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.
Sky Fence, July 2016 Mirrored acrylic, clear acrylic, and wood Allen L. Cook Spring Creek Preserve Rock River, Wyoming