I love the work of New York artist and sculptor, D.E. Cooper. Of his latest series he says: ‘I’m exploring themes of faith and inner strength. Of course, the road to such findings are never easily traveled and without obstacles. Along the way the characters within my paintings all experience feelings of doubt, anxiety, weakness and hopelessness’. ‘However, their challenge is to walk through these intense feelings with a sense of humor and silliness. A challenge that is sometimes met and other times failed. My palette is one of intense colors with areas of vibrant shadows to further compose a reality not set in the world we know. My ultimate goal is to create a place of escape for my self and anyone willing to come along for the ride’.