Tee Cook

2D

During my travels, I have noticed that, across cultures, the mental state of each society is ever changing. I am interested in capturing those mentalities in my art, regardless of if I share them or not. Currently, I am focusing on the mental state of the west coast and southwest regions of the United States.  “Tattoo Needle Circa 1718,” is part of a three photo exploration of the impact on rapid changes the Internet has in how people attain knowledge, think for themselves, and engage in scientific inquiry.

My work is reflective of tattoo and street art styles, with my own variations. I prefer to use altered conventional substrates. For example, I often use pigments ranging from conventional acrylic brush paints and letterpress inks to less archival mediums such as spray paint and permanent markers.