Cooper’s most recent public art installation, Carstuff can be seen in a classroom at the auto repair school at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, NH.
The collage of images woven together shows lots of stages of work on cars. Also, you may detect three panel groupings, one group with the outline of a 1956 Chevy Belair, another a Model T Ford, and the lower one a Corvette. Including people was important for it to connect with the students, and I made sure to include a woman mechanic, and a mechanic of color. Also, a puppy dog in the boot of a car. Folks do bring their dogs to work, you know.
The tiles are birch with tints of the same color but varying in darkness, and the flame is pearwood.