Carol Cole


Cerulean Arts Collective Member Carol Cole
My assemblage sculptures are the result of the intuitive process of object inspired design. I collect objects that speak to me, often in multiples. I usually don’t have a preconceived plan or even an idea of what I am going to do with them.
I begin by choosing some objects, putting them on my studio work table and “playing with them”. I see how they fit together or what patterns they make and then try many alternatives. Once I am inspired, I add other objects from my collection and keep rearranging until I am satisfied. This arrangement determines the size and shape of the sculpture.
I treat the objects, which I have found in thrift stores, reuse stores and on the street, as though they are precious, because to me they are. I transform them so that the viewer sees the beauty I see, before they recognize the utilitarian objects that they are.  As I work on the piece, the meaning becomes clear and a title emerges. 

Carol Cole Resume  
Carol Cole 2019 Exhibition Video by John Thornton  
Carol Cole 2020 Exhibition Video by John Thornton 
Cerulean Arts Collective Virtual Tour & Talk - April 26, 2023 

Carol's most recent solo exhibition was held April 12 - May 7, 2023. A selection of works is available at the gallery as indicated below.  For inquiries on all others, please Contact Us


Southwest Sun, handmade paper, paint, found objects, 24" x 24"  

Spinner, handmade paper, paint, found objects, 24" x 24"  

Pyramid, handmade paper, paint, found objects, 16" x 18"  

Coming and Going, handmade paper and pulp, paint, found objects, 19" x 19"  

Hardware, handmade paper pulp, paint, found objects, 22" x 16"  Available 

Moving Slowly Into the Future, handmade paper pulp, paint, found objects, 31" x 6"  

Security Blanket Crazy Quilt, collage of envelope linings on canvas, 48" x 36"  

Hoplite Shield, handmade paper and pulp, paint, found objects, 23" x 23"  

Garden Gate, handmade paper, paint, found objects, 25" x 10"  Available 

African Door, handmade paper, paint, found objects, 48" x 13"  

Tennis Anyone?, handmade paper, paint, old tennis racquets, 32" x 21"  

Galaxy, handmade paper, paint, found objects, 24" x 24"  

Game Board, handmade paper, paint, found objects, 34" x 34"  

Game Time, handmade paper, paint, found objects, 19" x 19"  


Celtic Circle, handmade paper and pulp, paint, found objects, 42" x 42"  


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


Op-Art, mixed media, 23" x 10" x 2"  


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


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


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


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



Color Wheel, mixed media, 12" diameter SOLD 


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


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


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