Elizabeth Cooke

I am a sculptor working mainly in steel, willow and stone. My subject matter is usually nature although there are other themes I like to return to – repetition of patterns, decay and motion. Recently, I have started experimenting with print and making 2D artwork using print and wire.

I never cease to be amazed and inspired by nature. My work often return to birds, a love of mine from an early age. In my current work I am trying to extract the essence of the creatures I work on. It is not the exact image I want to replicate but the feeling, movement and appearance of the bird or animal or insect. A moment in time, captured. My work see-saws between figurative and abstract, often resulting in a pared down representation of an object – some angles make it appear abstract; others figurative.

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Elizabeth Cooke has a degree and masters in Dance from the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance. Her love of dance can be seen in the sense of movement that her sculptures often have. She studied sculpture in London, stone-carving and metalwork and has been working as a sculptor since moving from London to Bury St Edmunds in 1997. Over the last year Elizabeth has been working with Greener Growth delivering workshops in prisons and with Suffolk Artlink on “Make do and Friends” taking workshops into communities. She has also completed several private commissions.

2018 Artworks, Blackthorpe Barn, Suffolk
Art for Cure 2018, 2016 and 2014. Glemham Hall, Suffolk www.artforcure.org.uk
2018 joint project with Collusion – temporary installation in an alleyway in Bury St Edmunds
2017 Crown on Nowton roundabout, Bury St Edmunds. Permanent
2017 Gardener installed in the Abbey Gardens during the summer months
Wolf trail 2016. Two wolves exhibited in the Bury St Edmunds town trail
Peterborough sculpture park, Cormorant on permanent display


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