Souvenir Marble

The marble “souvenirs” were created when Cole decided to move back to the city after 10 years of living in the countryside near Chimay. To remember the region, he started the souvenir works, one series consisted of photographic images, another of fragments of marble that Cole found in the woods around Chimay where Belgium’s red marble used to be extracted. Cole added a small gesture: he sawed off part of the stone and polished the surface. The works are hung on the wall with the cut at eye level. The pieces become sculptures through this action and they become landscapes because the line coincides with the horizon. In new versions Cole took Mexican Marbles and Meuse Boulders, those boulders are stones that where pushed into the Meuse valley by glaziers during the ice ages, they have no relation to the common geology.