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Renee Copes-Parnell

Voilà Art Studios  |  118 Hillside Circle  | West Monroe, LA
318.855.4132  |  reneeparnell30@yahoo.com

Renee Copes-Parnell is a Louisiana native of rural West Carroll Parish, and a graduate of ULM with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts. Growing up in the small town of Epps had a huge impact on her art. With easy access to physical materials normally found in that farming community, Renee found her source of inspiration. She works predominantly in wood, and feels that the grain, color and texture infuses life into her work. She uses wood, vines and other natural textures as symbols in her sculptures to reflect the human condition. Her focus is often on the roles that women play in society, and the mother/child theme often appears in her work. Renee uses contrasting elements frequently in her work—geometric and biomorphic forms together in one sculpture, or abstract and realistic elements in another. In these, she explores the dynamics of how opposites attract and co-exist.