Peter Cole, since 1965
My current artworks center around collections of 108 objects, in a direct homage to that sacred number. Click on the photograph to see the short movie I made about the creation of 108 ambulances driving forever on a Möbius strip.
I moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1989 with poet Eleni Sikelianos, so she could attend the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. I knew nothing about it, but gladly came along for the ride. Along the way I assisted various creative luminaries, among them Allen Ginsberg and Harry Smith, pictured above in 1990. photograph by myself.
As a sculptor and a cheapskate, I have always made do with what I found. my entire oeuvre is site-specific in that way, and reflects my location and circumstances and interests in time. please explore and enjoy the tabs at left, which naturally can only show a part of the whole.
Foraged Art: our new book just out from Simon and Schuster
Co-author and friend Leslie Jonath and I romped about both the East and West coasts to rearrange the natural parts we found there. Rory Earnshaw was there to photograph our creations, and the final book was published in June 2018 by Simon and Schuster. click on the photo for the link to our website that explains it all.