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