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Sculptor Chris Cole


Chris Cole started as a bike mechanic and painter, and over the years his art has evolved to integrate the mechanics of a bicycle into the aesthetic of an artist.

These days, he creates motorized and hand-cranked moving sculptures, mostly shaped like birds and fish, that bring movement and gesture to the galleries and homes where they are displayed.

We follow him to a junkyard, then watch as he draws, cuts, welds, paints and assembles his handcrafted creations in his backyard studio, where all his spare parts are stored in an abandoned school bus.

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Taking It to the Next Level (1814)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1814
Most Recent Broadcast: March 30, 2017