Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Art Works: Gail Williamson Cope

Editor's Note:  Art works to awaken the senses.  It fuels the imagination, encourages creativity, and clears the mind.  It relaxes us.  It can make us laugh; it can bring tears.  It provides a respite, however brief, from our tasks.  Art works to inspire our inner artists, encouraging the advancement of our own works of art--whatever forms those take.  It raises our quality of life.  Art just makes us feel good.

Between classes, between projects, between chapters--whenever the impulse strikes--look up and really see some of the creative works around you, including those at the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus of TWU.  Because art works.


This untitled painting by Gail Williamson Cope, MFA, Texas Woman's University Class of 2013, is at once evocative and serene. The work in mixed media, oils and acrylics is on display just outside the Woman's Collection offices on the second floor of the Blagg-Huey Library on the TWU Denton campus.  For assistance please visit the Information Desk (on the right as you enter the building); a library staff member will be happy to direct you.


Enjoy this and many other pieces--including several by Cope--on the library's four levels whenever the building is open (a current TWU ID card is required for entrance after 9 p.m.).


~Sandy Cochran 

1 comment:

Gail Williamson Cope said...

The work is titled "Dotty Venus" and is based on a work by Botticelli.
I appreciate your blog post on the work, and I hope that it does brighten someone's day. It was so much fun to make, in spite of the strain on my eyes and hands. It is the first in a series of 4 iconic images based on famous paintings showing society's stereotypes of women's roles. This is the role of the great beauty. "Liberty Leading the People" which is also in the library shows the role of the muse, and I just finished painting "Dotted Circe" which shows the role of the temptress. The only one I have left to do is the motherhood role which I will start working on next week.

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