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David F. Cooke

“Still Water”, 29” x 29 1/2”, (left, in progress); “Turtle Rock”, 29” x 29 1/2” (right, in progress); acrylic and graphite

“Still Water”, 29” x 29 1/2”, (left, in progress); “Turtle Rock”, 29” x 29 1/2” (right, in progress); acrylic and graphite

6’ panel, acrylic and graphite on unprimed canvas; in progress

6’ panel, acrylic and graphite on unprimed canvas; in progress

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David Cooke, is a graduate of Hanover College (Hanover, IN) with a Bachelors of Science Degree. Cooke earned a MFA, in 1970, for The Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD, Columbus, OH) in 2018.

Cooke’s works are based on memories from travels, both to Cuba and around the US. Using a limited palette of eight colors, and painting on unbleached canvas, Cooke applies a reductive process, of paint and graphite, to convey two of nature’s most common elements… rocks and water. The rocks seem to be permanent immovable objects. However, with time, the water will inevitably erode, reduce, or move the rocks. This become a metaphor for life and relationships.

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