Carol Pepper-Cooper – Kingston, NY

A Portrait of the Artist as a Birthday Girl

 

The title of James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” inspired the title of this exuberant drawing.

 

  • Archival digital print of pastel and graphite drawing
  • Colors: pink, yellow, white, red, blue, turquoise, brown
  • Dimensions include white borders suitable for framing
  • 12″ x 12″

 

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$70.00
Autumn On My Mind

 

The format of three panels suggests movement and thus the passing of time. In the first panel there are tinges of green, reminding us that Spring and Summer precede Fall. The second and third panels contain no green but instead, have bits of white, harbingers of winter snow.

 

  • Pastel
  • Colors: orange, yellow, red, brown, green, brown, black, white
  • 14.25″ x 30.25″

 

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$600.00
Autumn Song

 

This large painting grew from black and white drawings of begonias to colorful silk screen prints to a collage created from pieces of the prints to what you see now. The inspiration for this final iteration comes from Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind in which he describes the wind as the “breath of Autumn’s being.”

 

  • Oil paint
  • Colors: salmon, grey, blue, yellow, green, brown
  • Original painting and archival prints available
  • Their dimensions include white borders suitable for framing

 

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$95.00$2,500.00
City Light

 

I grew up in Manhattan which, no doubt, influenced this depiction of light.

 

  • Archival digital print of pastel painting
  • Colors: yellow, cream, green, gray, violet
  • Dimensions include white borders suitable for framing
  • 13″ x 13″

 

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$70.00
Escape

 

With the black forms I wanted to suggest that the very things that appear barriers can also be paths to freedom.

 

  • Ink and pastel original, 14″ x 14″
  • Colors: yellow, green, maroon, black
  • Archival digital prints, 12″ x 12″
  • All dimensions of prints include white borders suitable for framing

 

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$70.00$375.00
Festival

 

Festival is my answer to a self-imposed challenge: Could I create a celebratory piece which didn’t include much, if any, red, and also excluded heavily saturated very bright colors.

 

  • Pastel, 14.25″ x 22.25″
  • Archival digital prints, 12″ x 19″
  • Colors: Blue, yellow, pink. turquoise, brown, green, white, gray, red
  • All dimensions of prints include white borders suitable for framing

 

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$95.00$450.00
Galaxy

 

I finished this piece before I realized that I had created my own multi-colored galaxy. I invite you to enter.

 

  • Archival digital print of pastel painting
  • Colors: green, blue, purple, yellow, orange, red, turquoise
  • Dimensions include white borders suitable for framing
  • 11″ x 19″

 

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$95.00
Growing V

 

Growing V is the fifth in a series of pastel drawings of trees. The first four were much larger and more graphic. The colors of this one are far more intense than the others.

 

  • Archival digital print of pastel painting
  • Colors: purple, blue, green, black, white, gray, ochre, orange
  • The dimensions include white borders suitable for framing
  • 15″ x 13″

 

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$80.00
Inlet Tide

 

Originally I intended to depict a tree, but once I started painting I found it much more satisfying to turn the paper on its side and let it take off in another direction.

 

  • Ink, acrylic paint, pastel, charcoal
  • Painting, 12″ x 12″
  • Archival digital prints, 11″ x 11″
  • Colors: yellow, ochre, brown, black and white
  • All dimensions include white borders suitable for framing

 

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$65.00$375.00
Journey

 

I suggest travel by creating a three-panel composition in which the color shifts from white to turquoise as it moves through those panels.

 

  • Archival digital print of pastel and graphite drawing
  • Colors: orange, yellow, turquoise, black
  • The dimensions include white borders suitable for framing
  • 9″ x 19″

 

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$90.00
Justice

 

I knew I didn’t want to depict scales, the symbol frequently representing justice, but I couldn’t think of a substitute image until I remembered the quotation from Amos: “Let Justice well up as waters and Righteousness as a mighty stream.” By making it appear as if the word “tzedek” is etched into the stones amid the rushing waters I hoped to suggest the firmness we must show when upholding justice.

 

  • Archival digital print of one of Temple Emanuel’s hand blown stained glass windows (complete with biblical quotation).
  • Colors: Blue, green, yellow, purple, ochre, pink, brown, white , black.
  • The dimensions include white borders suitable for framing
  • 19″ x 8″

 

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$90.00
Light

 

In Scripture it says, “Light is sown for the righteous.” I reasoned that if light was planted, what should emerge was a “Tree of Light”, so I decided to depict one. I was delighted when someone unable to read Hebrew interpreted the letters spelling “OR” (“Light”) as birds. The white in the middle of the turquoise shapes was obtained by burning away the turquoise with acid, only possible because those pieces were special “flash glass.”

 

  • Archival digital print of one of Temple Emanuel’s hand blown stained glass windows (complete with biblical quotation)
  • Colors: Blue, green, yellow, purple, ochre, pink, brown, white, black
  • The dimensions include white borders suitable for framing
  • 19″ x 8″

 

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$90.00
Moon Madness

 

Is it an act of lunacy to be so fond of this lunar image?

 

  • Pastel, 14″ x 14″
  • Archival digital prints, 12″ x 12″
  • Colors: blue, black, yellow, orange, white, brown
  • Their dimensions include white borders suitable for framing

 

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$70.00$400.00
Music

 

I chose the Hebrew letter “shin” to represent music not only because it is the first letter in “shir,” the Hebrew word for song, but also because it is the first letter in the words Sh’ma (a watchword of Judaism), and Shaddai (one of the 3 holy names of G-d); moreover it appears on the face of all mezzuzot). The shin is embedded in David’s lyre, and above it curl shofarim.

 

  • Archival digital print of one of Temple Emanuel’s hand blown stained glass windows (complete with Biblical quotation)
  • Colors: Blue, green, yellow, purple, ochre, pink, brown, white, black
  • The dimensions include white borders suitable for framing.
  • 19″ x 8″

 

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$90.00
Portals

 

This painting plays with ambiguous space in which exist mysterious images of portals. Many people, thinking they were Hebrew letters, tried to “read” them. They could not because they are not. I wasn’t even consciously referring to Hebrew when I painted them. But you never know when what you are familiar with will influence the forms you use!

 

  • Oil Painting, 25″ x 37″
  • Archival digital prints, 8.5″ x 11″ and 12″ x 15″
  • Colors: blue, purple, green, pink, orange, terracotta, white
  • All dimensions of prints include white borders suitable for framing

 

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$60.00$700.00
Recognition Scene

 

When I created this light-hearted piece, these whimsical creatures appeared and greeted each other.

 

  • Pastel, graphite, 19.25″ x 31.25″
  • Archival digital prints, 11″ x 19″
  • Colors: yellow, orange, maroon, pink, turquoise, white, purple
  • All dimensions of prints include white borders suitable for framing

 

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$95.00$800.00
Revelation

 

When the suggestion of a figure showed up beneath the colorful oval, it occurred to me that the viewer might wonder “how can you tell the dreamer from the dream?”

 

  • Archival digital print of pastel and alcohol ink painting
  • Colors: green, blue, black, gray, pink, yellow, purple, turquoise
  • Dimensions include white borders suitable for framing.
  • 13″ x 13″

 

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$70.00
Serenade in C

 

My husband heard music when he saw this.

 

  • Archival digital print of pastel painting
  • Colors: yellow, pink, brown, black, blue
  • Dimensions include white borders suitable for framing
  • 11″ x 19″

 

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$95.00
Son of Man, Can These Bones Live?

 

The title of this Holocaust piece comes from Ezekiel’s vision of the Valley of The Dry Bones* — in which the bones are clothed with flesh and lifted up into their “own land”. It was occasioned by Temple Emanuel’s acquisition of a Holocaust Torah Scroll, which was accompanied by a play (by my husband) and an exhibition in which this piece was one of the works displayed by community artists. *cf. Ezekiel XXXVII:1-14

 

  • Archival digital print of eight-foot tall oil painting
  • Colors: red, blue, black, green, yellow, white
  • Dimensions include white borders suitable for framing
  • 30″ x 18.75″ or 19″ x 11.5″ available

 

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$95.00$150.00
Temple Windows

 

In 2004 I was commissioned to design three 6.5 ft. by 2.5 ft. stained glass windows for the Cantor Park Memorial Chapel, which was being built inside of Kingston’s Temple Emanuel. I was instructed that the subjects of the windows were “Music”, “Justice”, and “Light”, that I should incorporate the Hebrew words for these subjects, and not use the color red. Also the windows should relate to each other. Finding biblical quotations appropriate to these images helped me figure out what images to create. I picked out hand blown glass which would have had a unique luminosity if real daylight were allowed to flow through them. But these windows were not on exterior walls, so had to be installed in light boxes, whose light diffusers (needed to mask the light bulbs) obscured this special luminosity. As a result they look very much as they are pictured here. They were installed in 2005.

 

  • Archival digital print (matted and framed) of 3 stained glass windows, together with biblical quotations.
  • Colors: Blue, yellow, orange, green, purple, pink, turquoise, brown.
  • The images and quotations are each surrounded with white, which, in turn, is surrounded by a light greenish brown mat
  • 20″ x 24″

 

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$200.00