Solid Horizon (Marble)
These works are composed of two marble slabs leaning against each other. Both slabs have a different size so there is no symmetrical angle but one of the two slabs is more slanted than the other. The top of the work forms a horizon at my eye level. I see these works as sublimated landscapes, two tectonic plates seem to propel each other higher in an equilibrium that could be rocked at any moment. The works were first shown in Mexico (Mexican marbles) where they defied two severe earthquakes, a fourth version I showed during the exhibition Avalancha, an Italian and a Spanish marble kept each other in balance there.
Solid Horizon (ceramics)
These works are composed of a number of ceramic plates arranged at an angle against the wall. Each tile has a different size. At the top, they form one straight line, a horizon at my eye level of 158cm. To achieve this, the tiles lean against the wall at different angles. The tiles where made in Mexico with different type of clay (Oaxaca, Metepec)
The 1:1 sculptures are exact replicas of parts of the landscape. Cole moulds a part with a rectangular surface in places that are meaningful to him but, as with the other works, take on a universal character once they are shown to the public. The first ” recordings ” of the landscape were 2 parts of the Mont saint Victoire in Aix en Provence. He exhibited them in the Chateau de Chimay. These works were still executed in wax, since then he has only made this type of work in bronze. Other places that were reproduced were parts of the French coast in Cancale and a piece of a dry waterfall in Sautadet.