OPB Art Beat filming Chris Cole

OPB's Oregon Art Beat

Join Oregon Public Broadcasting as they follow Chris 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. 

Chris Cole's kinetic sculptures are fantastic mechanical creatures that capture the imagination with their beauty and movement. If you have had the pleasure of seeing one, chances are you were left wondering how they were made.

There is a relatively simple answer to that question that involves bike and motorcycle parts...

Cascade Journal Features Chris Cole

Cascade Journal: Space to Create

An  artist’s studio is the soul of their creative process. In a physical space of their own formation, artists experience the breadth of emotional, intellectual and creative freedom. They shape the space, and the space shapes them. 

I recently had the privilege of photographing five talented and diverse Bend-based artists in their studios. Here’s what I discovered: artists have a lot of stuff, and . . .

Bend Magazine: "Chris Cole"

Chris Cole’s kinetic art transforms discarded metal and bike parts into wondrous moving creatures. 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the luxury department store, Barneys New York, wouldn’t seem to have much in common. Yet, they share an aesthetic that converges on a quiet back street of Bend, where sculptor Chris Cole transforms new and salvaged metal scraps and discarded objects into fantastic works of kinetic art. . . .

Vanity Fair: A Stroll Through New York’s Gorgeous, and Occasionally Trippy, Holiday Windows

Perhaps the age-old carol “Silver Bells” describes an urban Christmas best with its lyric “city sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style”—and nowhere does this ring truer than the festive windows of luxury department stores in New York. From Saks Fifth Avenue to Barneys, take a stroll through Manhattan without leaving your seat, and see our favorite displays.

VOGUE: Baz Dazzled: The Barneys New York Holiday Window Unveiling with Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin

It wasn’t snowing but last night’s chilly weather provided an appropriate backdrop for the revelers trying to get in the holiday spirit at the unveiling of Barneys New York’s windows by director Baz Luhrmann and his wife, costume designerCatherine Martin. ... Just as the windows were unveiled—spoiler alert—featuring a mesmerizing ice dancer, a gilded “truth” owl, and many more fanciful creatures...

New York Post: This Season’s Must-See Holiday Windows

Draws: A talking owl, blinged-out boombox and towering toadstools — leave it to “Moulin Rouge” collaborators Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin to give the holidays a psychedelic twist.