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"  Available 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"  Available 

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

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

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

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

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

All Wound Up, handmade paper pulp, mixed-media, wood box, bamboo, kite string, glass beads, metal, 20" x 28" x 3"  Available 

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

Triskelion, handmade paper pulp, mixed-media, metal, pins, 22" x 22" x 3"  Available 

Unity, handmade paper and pulp, mixed-media, wood molding, beads, brass hardware, rope, 21" x 11" x 3"  Available 

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

Holding It All Together, mixed-media, paper pulp and rope, 34" x 29" x 4"  Available

Starlight, mixed-media, paper pulp, metal hardware, roofing nails, wire mesh, drawer pulls, beads, washers and pins, 19" x 14" x 5"  Available