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.
Carol Cole Resume  
Carol Cole 2020 Exhibition Video by John Thornton 
Carol Cole 2019 Exhibition Video by John Thornton  

Color Wheel, mixed media, 12" diameter Available 

Bedazzled, mixed media, 13" x 8" Available 

Bridges, mixed media, 8" x 20" Available 

Rondo, mixed media, 18" x 18" Available 

Needlework Mania, mixed media, 30" x 30" Available 

My Body My Choice, mixed media, 32" x 13" x 8" Available 

Sunrise, mixed media, 19" x 25" x 2" Available 

Sunset, mixed media, 19" x 25" x 2" Available 

Skyfall, mixed media, 12" x 10" x 2" Available 

Can You Hear Me Now?, mixed media, 18" X 6" x 1" Available 

Tactile Painting #1, mixed media, 28" x 28" x 2" Available 

Tactile Painting #2, mixed media, 28" x 28" 2" Available 

E Chart, mixed media, 22' x 16" x 1" Available 

How Does Your Garden Grow?, mixed media, 20" x 15" x 2" Available 

No Longer a Slave To Fashion, mixed media, 13" x 14" x 2" Available 

To A Tee, mixed media, 8" x 18" x 3" Available  

Sconce, mixed media, 16" x 4" x 3" Available 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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