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James Bernard Cole
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Faculty Sponsor: Maren Hassinger

Police Barricade Tape
50' L

Artist Statement

Stemming from everyday observations of my surroundings, I make sculptures that react to the decisions we make individually and socially in an attempt to influence our longevity and quality of life. The materials that I use contour to these safety concerns, finding ways to engage them in unusual spaces and aiming to spark conversations about risk-taking and playing it safe. Regardless of how Merriam-Webster defines them, I have focused my work on safety and security.