Viral: Ceramic Sculptures by Jess Riva Cooper
In her “Viral” series, artist Jess Riva Cooper explores the Dybbuk mythology in Yiddish folklore combined with economic and environmental climates in cities 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. Colour and form burst forth from quiet gardens and bring chaos to ordered spaces. Nature undergoes a reclamation process by creeping over structures, subverting past states and creating a preternatural transformation.”
— Jess Riva CooperArt Posted on July 25, 2016