Dee Cole, a self-described “faux folk” artist, has spent her entire creative life in Upland, California. In this video interview, which was conducted in Cole’s uniquely decorated home, the artist discusses her childhood, creative processes and attitudes toward teaching.
Additional narration by Dr. Wendy Slatkin presents an analysis of Cole’s work set within the Pattern and Decoration movement and the styles of Oaxacan folk artists of Mexico.
The interview, coupled with the analysis and environmental portraits by photographers Jill Carol and Cindy Dillingham, present an intimate view of this uniquely talented woman sculptor of the Pomona Valley.
When you want to learn more about the museum, its artists and history, we recommend Portrait of a Community, CCMA’s own book.