Carol Cole


Most of the pieces I made over the past year for this show are “object inspired”…..I grab some things from my collection of found objects, put them on my studio work table and play with them until a concept and design appears. This is my usual way of working.

However, on the morning of May 29 I awoke with a vision of two new Covid-related pieces and then strove to make the works match the images in my head.

Those two pieces are “Pandemic XX XX” and “The Vaccine”. The previous Sunday the death toll from the pandemic reached 100,000, the New York Times had a listing of 1000 short obituaries. I collaged copies of those pages for the background and stained it red so you can still read the stories. The four X’s. symbolize the date 2020 in Roman numerals (sort of) and the cancellation of so many lives and so many plans. “Vaccine” is an image of the vaccine as the “light at the end of the tunnel” or the end of the quest for a solution to this suffering.

Three more pieces seemed newly relevant. “The Golden Door” a piece about immigration I made last fall, and “Preserve and Protect” and “Uncertainty”: two pieces I made in early 2017.


Pandemic XX XX, mixed media, 24" x 48" x 1"  Inquire  


The Vaccine, mixed media, 21" x 10" x 3"  Inquire 


Uncertainty, mixed media, 24" x 24" x 3"  Available 


Preserve and Protect, mixed media, 18" x 18" x 3"  Inquire   


The Golden Door, mixed media, 24" x 15" x 3"  Inquire 


Power Object, mixed media, 17" x 17" x 3"  Available 


Geometry, mixed media, 36" x 18" x 3"  Inquire  


Computer Beauty, mixed media, 9" x 16" x 3"  Available 


Compression, mixed media, 10" x 27" x 5"  Inquire  


Fan Fan, mixed media, 18" x 32" x 2"  Inquire 


Heavy Metal, mixed media, 18" x 18" x 3"  Available 


Aerial View, mixed media, 15" x 15" x 5"  SOLD  


Keys, mixed media, 24" x 24"  Inquire  


Op-Art, mixed media, 23" x 10" x 2"  Available 


Boogie-Woogie, mixed media, 21" x 16" x 2"  Inquire 


Pocket Book, mixed media, 12" x 14" x 3"  Available 


Waiting for the Sun, mixed media, 26" x 7" x 2"  Inquire 


Owl Totem, mixed media, 15" x 12" x 3"  Available 




Rainbow Rising, handmade paper pulp, mixed-media, flying shuttles, ribbon, buttons, hair clips, 20" x 38" x 3"  SOLD  


Glow, mixed-media, paper, pulp, granite, computer parts, tin molds, CO2 cartridges, pins, beads, 21" x 13" x 3"  Available