Viral Series: Haunting Collection of Ceramic Busts by Jess Riva Cooper

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Toronto-based artist Jess Riva Cooper created this haunting collection of ceramic busts called her Viral Series.

“In my art practice, I integrate color, drawing and clay to create installation-based artwork. I study the foundation myths of the Golem and Dybbuk spirits in Yiddish folklore and reinterpret these traditional stories through a female lens. I also investigate fallen economic and environmental climates in regions such as Detroit, Michigan, where houses have become feral, disappearing behind ivy, trees and Kudzu vines that were planted generations ago. In my sculptures, the world sprouts plant matter. Color and form burst forth from quiet gardens and bring chaos to ordered spaces. Nature reclaims its place by creeping over structures. Wild floral growth subverts past states, creating the preternatural from this transformation.”

Viral Series: Haunting Collection of Ceramic Busts by Jess Riva Cooper:

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