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Danielle Cole

Artist member since 2018

My handmade collages are the result of hours spent in thrift shops, years spent salvaging the cast-offs from high school storerooms and libraries. Michelangelo said of his art ‘every block of stone has a statue inside and it is the task of the sculpture to discover it.’ This quote holds true for the construction of all my handmade collage work. Sorting through hundreds of images until the magical moment when you get to say: that vacuum belongs in that dinosaur’s hand. My art often explores the absurdity of domestic roles and the need for material goods.


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Q+A

What artists do you admire right now?

Françoise Mouly is spear heading a publication called RESIST, when she is not working as an editor for the New Yorker. I'm a fan of her and her team of fighting artists.

Which piece of art you've created is your favourite, and why?

I love the piece: Bruce is frustrated by Vivian's indifference to housework, the eye contact between the two characters still makes me smile.

Everyone should know about

How to find old books in strange towns. I've spent the last year traveling and learning where all the collage materials live.

Why is it important for people to have art in their home or life?

The presence of art in our homes reminds us that although we live in a box we don't have to stay inside one.

What kind of artwork do you have in your home?

My own work and the work of my artist friends along side of vintage maps and imagery.

Describe your home in 3 words

National Geographic Chic