‘A naked female acrobat balances on a high wire. Below her is a pool of deep blue water, ahead a hoop of fire. On the ground near the tight rope is a ladder and a brick wall fringed with barbed wire. The young woman literally has the world at her feet. Will she fall into the deep pool of obscurity or dare to jump through that element of transformation – fire – into new possibilities?’

Sue Hubbard, Second Skin: Eileen Cooper in the 80s and 90s, catalogue, Art First Contemporary Art, London, 2000.