Willie Cole is active/lives in New York, New Jersey. Willie Cole is known for sculptor-large household items, prints.
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The Man behind the Mask: A Short Biography of Willie Cole
Although Willie Cole began repairing irons for his mother and grandmother as a young child, it was not until the late 1980s that he began using these appliances in his artwork. The element of iron is significant in African culture and spirituality, especially to the West African Fon and Yoruba peoples ("Isn't it Ironic" 9). According to an article in Vision, published by the Orlando Museum of Art, "Iron as a material is the guise of the powerful god Ogun, whose force stands for male power, weapons, and fertility" ("Isn't it Ironic" 9). In addition to strength and power, irons symbolize female domesticity. Two generations of women in Cole's family were domest
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