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.

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