"Force of Nature" presents spaces balanced between elements of representational intention and gestural improvisation, a la great Abstract Expressionists. Earth Aria spans a divinely vast distance and the shimmering lapis blues below the horizon line light up the piece. It reads like a blue-green elegy to a planet that may never be the same. Cook's talent is for suggesting landscape spaces convincingly through a minimum of elemental gestures. This isn't something everybody can do. Her compositional instincts have obviously been honed over the years. Through the formal qualities of color and composition Cook solidly establishes a deep sense of space while at the same time the specific place remains vague. The mark making hovers at the edge of representation, hanging back from any specifics, letting the viewer fill in the details, or hover between worlds." —Jon Carver, THE Magazine, July 2015