One doesn’t often mention international foreign policy and ceramics in the same breath. Artist Corie Cole took the absurdity of such a proposition to its (il)logical conclusion in what she calls her 3-D political cartoons. As America prepares to cast its ballots in the presidential election on Tuesday, Cole takes us on a first-hand tour of outsourcing and the hidden forces behind our foreign affairs.


4 Responses to Figure Heads: Corie Cole’s 3-D Political Cartoons

  1. Nancy Wilsted says:

    What an ambitious and beautifully executed project! You certainly did not spare any effort.

  2. Mary Ellen Davis says:

    Thanks for bringing Corie Cole to our attention. Is she showing locally? I’d love to see her work.

  3. jessyrandall says:

    I love the combination of cutesy and creepy! It’s like 3x more interesting if something is both!

  4. Heather says:

    This is a treat. I enjoyed this beyond words.


Reuters /Landov
November 30, 2015 | NPR · The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 didn’t slow down the gradual warming of the planet. Now governments meeting for a two-week summit are trying an a la carte approach.

November 30, 2015 | WFIU · Indiana is trying to make the path to a high school diploma more rigorous, but some special education students worry they won’t be able to meet new requirements.

November 30, 2015 | NPR · The conference is being billed as a last chance summit to save the planet. The goal is to come to a global agreement to limit greenhouse emissions in effort to curb climate change.

Arts & Life

November 29, 2015 | NPR · As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it’s time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

November 29, 2015 | NPR · For decades, astronomers believed there was another planet in our solar system, tucked just out of sight. Then Albert Einstein figured out it wasn’t there. Author Thomas Levenson explains.

Courtesy of EA
November 29, 2015 | NPR · In the video game Star Wars: Battlefront, players can customize characters according to gender, race and age. Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir says inclusivity was a priority “from the get-go.”


Courtesy of the artist.
November 30, 2015 | NPR · Long Lost Suitcase is not just Jones’ story, but also the story of America’s musical roots spreading to reach the whole planet, generation by generation.

Getty Images
November 29, 2015 | NPR · Michel Martin speaks with documentary filmmaker Amy Berg about her new film, Janis: Little Girl Blue, which chronicles the life and early death of the 1960s counterculture icon.

Getty Images
November 29, 2015 | NPR · The composer and arranger spent the bulk of his career in service to the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He wrote some of the most popular songs of the 20th century — without ever hiding who he was.

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac