With a conceptual approach, Cole investigates the world around us including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what imaging means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
Her photos directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context.
Her works demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of cultural interactions . It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘static’ and ‘reflected’ selves.
Her works establish a link between the environmental reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence