2013: Ecotone – by Barbara Cooper

Photo Credit: Ed Chapelle

 

Ecotone – by Barbara Cooper

 Installed: 2013.

Location: Florida Gulf Coast University Library, Fort Meyers, Florida.

Wood, metal  / Approximate dimensions:  36’ long x 12’ high x 8’ long

 Ecotone is a place where two different habitats meet.  While it has some of the characteristics of each bordering community, certain plant species not found in either appear.  The influence of the two bordering communities on each other is known as the “edge effect” and it is where much wildlife activity occurs. The library at the nexus of the university is a place where different areas of study meet, overlap, and generate new ideas and energies beyond the confines of the individual disciplines that it supports.

Barbara Cooper website

 

 


 

ECOTONE – by Barbara Cooper
Installed at
Photo Credit: Ed Chapelle

 

 


 

Ecotone is the work of Barbara Cooper.
The sculpture was produced at her studio.

 

Ecotone - fabricated at  Barbara Cooper's studio

Ecotone – being fabricated at Barbara Cooper’s studio

 

I had the immense pleasure of visiting Barbara Cooper Studio and see the work-in-progress…

Here is a post on my day-trip to Barbara Cooper Studio..  click here..

 


 

ECOTONE and Vector Fabricating

Vector fabricated the custom hardware and suspension system for Ecotone. 

The sculpture was also finish coated at Vector. 

 


 

 

Ecotone  - by Barbara Cooper

Ecotone – by Barbara Cooper

 

Ecotone  - by Barbara Cooper

Ecotone – by Barbara Cooper

 

Ecotone  - by Barbara Cooper

Ecotone – by Barbara Cooper

 

Ecotone  - by Barbara Cooper

Ecotone – by Barbara Cooper

 

Ecotone  - by Barbara Cooper

Ecotone – by Barbara Cooper [Derick Malkemus at Vector Fabricating]


 

RELATED LINKS..
Barbara Cooper Studio.. click here..
My day trip to Barbara Cooper Studio.. click here..

 


 

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