Deborah Cole embraces the marriage between technology and hand craftsmanship. Not unlike the artist James Faure Walker, she enjoys exploring various artist techniques and combining them with technology to create new artwork. She describes her art as an “am/pm existence.” In the a.m., she creates works by hand--anything from drawing and painting to use of fibers. In the p.m., she takes photos of that work and edits her images to make the artwork more "mysterious and ethereal." The objective of this study is not for perfection, but for distinction, for contrast. Sometimes the "technical" images are recycled back into the real world and reworked for further exploration. The end goals are to develop never-ending processes and create striking abstractions that look out of this world.
Image: Deborah Cole, The Grater, (2021-2022). Colored pencils, pen, and ink on vellum. 1.41 MB