‘I love to create’: Founder of Monoco Design keeps art alive for New Yorkers across the boroughs

One city resident is sharing his love of art by creating affordable, unique crafts at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

News 12 Staff

Feb 10, 2021, 6:53 PM

Updated 1,218 days ago

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One city resident is sharing his love of art by creating affordable, unique crafts at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Noel Copeland founded Monoco Design 30 years ago as a way to provide New Yorkers with art that is affordable.
“This has been a passion on mine ever since I was a child,” Copeland says. “That’s all I do, make or teach art.”
Copeland has made pieces around the city, including at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the East Broadway station and in the Bronx.
He says a lot of his work has a message and is influenced by social issues like the Black Lives Matter movement.
Copeland says he hopes that his art is making a difference in people’s lives.
“I love to create, use my hands, and I also love to share it with an audience,” he says. “And I’d like to bring joy to people and for me, that’s one way I am sharing and bring something unique to the world.”


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