Toying with wood, metal — and guns
Take a guy who loves hot rods, blend him a guy who spends hours in his woodworking shop, and purify the mix with an artist’s imagination and obsession with technique, and you’ve got Michael Cooper. The works in ”Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968-2011,” up at the Fuller Craft Museum, resemble giant toys fashioned from wood and metal. They’re fantastical, visually alluring, and sometimes mind-bendingly complex in their making. Yet some of them are quite dark.