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Art by Tim Cole

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For 25 years or so I have created art works. I try to explain some of the meaning in them.

Most of my art works will never be added to the site as they are not "finished". And, I would have created more, but my main focus at the moment is Intermorphic and Wotja. That said, I'll add more when I get time.

Sizes: A1 (most are this size) - 594mm x 841mm (or 23.39 x 33.11 inches); A2 - 420mm x 594mm (or 16.54 x 23.39 inches); A3 - half that again etc. Some of the earlier ones (e.g. 1986-1991) are not as developed in style and content as later works.

Artworks with a video. Artworks with a Wotja.

"Moya Atkins" (2018)

Moya Atkins by Tim Cole

Moya on holiday in Dubrovnik in 2016, engrossed in a good book.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Moya Atkins" © Tim Cole 2018. All rights reserved.

"Richard Atkins" (2018)

Richard Atkins by Tim Cole

Richard on holiday in Dubrovnik in 2016, enjoying a good read.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Richard Atkins" © Tim Cole 2018. All rights reserved.

"Louise Cole" (2018)

Louise Cole by Tim Cole

Louise on holiday in Dubrovnik in 2016, enjoying a good read.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Louise Cole" © Tim Cole 2018. All rights reserved.

"Lucy Cole" (2018)

Lucy Cole by Tim Cole

Lucy on holiday in Dubrovnik in 2016, deep in thought.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Lucy Cole" © Tim Cole 2018. All rights reserved.

"Cameron Cole" (2018)

Cameron Cole by Tim Cole

Cam on holiday in Dubrovnik in 2016, thinking about something. Or playing a game.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Cameron Cole" © Tim Cole 2018. All rights reserved.

"Ben Cole" (2018)

Ben Cole by Tim Cole

Ben on holiday in Dubrovnik in 2016, working on his next tune. Or listening to music.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Ben Cole" © Tim Cole 2018. All rights reserved.

"Prerogative" (2017)

"Prerogative" as a Wotja - listen to beautiful reflective music as you consider the picture.

Prerogative by Tim Cole

It is the model's prerogative to be who they are; it is the artist's prerogative to portray them how the muse takes them. We are all individual, unique, and we should we allowed to be.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Prerogative" © Tim Cole 2017. All rights reserved.

"Be Not Afeard" (2016)

"Be Not Afeard" as a Wotja - listen to beautiful reflective music as you consider the picture.

Be Not Afeard by Tim Cole

We are all young once, but age is not to be feared. Besides, time stands still for no-one or no thing; it just ticks along. We are just an older version of ourself and age bring us wisdom, acceptance and understanding.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Be Not Afeard" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.

"Choices" (2016)

"Choices" as a Wotja - listen to beautiful reflective music as you consider the picture.

Choices by Tim Cole

We all make choices, we have to. However, they are often not easy to make; there is a lot to think about, a lot to take into account. The bigger the question or decision the more factors there are to consider and thus the greater the deliberation required. Truly deep thought will bring grey hairs to accompany the wisdom gained.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Choices" © Tim Cole 2016 +. All rights reserved.

"Pool of Tears" (2016)

"Pool of Tears" in a video with music - consider the picture differently.

Pool of Tears by Tim Cole

The saddest day of your life is when you lose someone very, very close to you. Find them again on the other side and you'll be able to breathe again. The sun will slowly dry away your tears.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Pool of Tears" © Tim Cole 2016 +. All rights reserved.

"The Collector" (2016)

"The Collector" as a Wotja - listen to beautiful reflective music as you consider the picture.

The Collector by Tim Cole

The Collector collects things, be they objects or life experiences. These are expressed in the form of a pendant, a mirror or thoughts and are in the colours of red, orange and yellow. As their being, body, essense, wraps around and absorbs them, The Collector's own story gradually becomes more and more intertwined with the stories of that which is collected until it is overrun by them.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Collector" © Tim Cole 2016 +. All rights reserved.

"All For One" (2016)

All For One by Tim Cole

Three women are linked together, each supporting the other. They are joined in space and time. This is a journey that we all undertake as we are all the same.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "All For One" © Tim Cole 2016 +. All rights reserved.

"Testing The Water" (2016)

"Testing The Water" as a Wotja - listen to beautiful reflective music as you consider the picture.

Testing The Water by Tim Cole

Whether you dip your toe or jump right in, you are testing the water. Each of us will approach a new experience in a different way. Beware the power - is it on or off?

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Testing The Water" © Tim Cole 2016 +. All rights reserved.

"What Have You Seen?" (2016)

"What Have You Seen?" as a Wotja - listen to beautiful reflective music as you consider the picture.

What Have You Seen? by Tim Cole

Start bottom right, and something grey and machine-like gradually grows. It slowly evolves until it births a bright new and way more advanced life form. That being is trapped in the world of its creator and can only look out, look out beyond. But wait, what does it see? Something small and insignificant in the eyes of its progenitor but incredibly important to it; something that will eventually lead to its release. There is no stopping life; it will find a way.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "What Have You Seen?" © Tim Cole 2016 +. All rights reserved.

"Playing to the Gallery" in a video with guitar composition of the same name - consider the picture differently.

Playing to the Gallery by Tim Cole

To the right is a portrait of someone sporting a green mask. You imagine that it is the man standing in the gallery in front of you. However, the colours indicate that both he and the gallery are from your imagination. What is he saying to you?

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Playing to the Gallery" © Tim Cole 2016 +. All rights reserved.

"Three Two One Awake" (2016)

"Three Two One Awake" video with guitar composition of the same name - consider the picture differently.

Three Two One Awake by Tim Cole

A woman is lying on a lilo. She is in a state of deep sleep, immersed in a series of colourful dreams. The lighting of the match is what will finally rouse her from her contemplation.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Three Two One Awake" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.

"Judge Me Not" (2016)

"Judge Me Not" as a Wotja - listen to beautiful reflective music as you consider the picture.

Judge Me Not by Tim Cole

The figure is looking over their shoulder at you as you look at them. Questions abound, but who is asking and what are the questions being asked? Is that a halo or question or thought? It all depends on perspective. So many possible interpretations and so much to think about makes this an intriguing work.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Judge Me Not" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.

"Blue Wonder" (2016)

"Blue Wonder" as a Wotja - listen to beautiful reflective music as you consider the picture.

Blue Wonder by Tim Cole

The figure in blue pauses to reflect on his past and what the future might hold. The future is yet to be written and there are many potential paths ahead to be considered, some clear, some visible, some not.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Blue Wonder" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.

"Turn Around" (2016)

Turn Around by Tim Cole

A hand blocks your view. You are blindsided and confused; even that which you are creating is confused, too. What is going on? Who is there behind you and what are they up to?

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Turn Around" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.

"Line of Sleight" (2016)

Line of Sleight by Tim Cole

The subject is the canvas, but seen through the eyes of the soul or lit from behind? Who is the seer and who the seen?

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Line of Sleight" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.

"Consideration" (2004)

Consideration by Tim Cole

The moon, like a thing, is lifeless. When balancing alternatives, and deciding worth, how much more important is what is most alive?

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Consideration" © Tim Cole 2004. All rights reserved.

"In Justice" (2004)

In Justice by Tim Cole

The law is powerful. Those who weald it should remain diligent that it protects the innocent.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "In Justice" © Tim Cole 2004. All rights reserved.

"Emergence" (1996)

Emergence by Tim Cole

We live in exciting times, where links are starting to form, everything is polymerising. Many unexpected things happen when things come together.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Emergence" © Tim Cole 1996. All rights reserved.

"The Bees" (1995)

The Bees by Tim Cole

A normandy farmhouse, surrounded by stillness. Bright days, the buzzing of bees with the odd spider or two.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Bees" © Tim Cole 1995. All rights reserved.

"Crossword" (1995)

Crossword by Tim Cole

Charcoal study.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Crossword" © Tim Cole 1995. All rights reserved.

"Hotel Chain" (1995)

Hotel Chain by Tim Cole

TV, the centerpiece of the hotel room.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Hotel Chain" © Tim Cole 1995. All rights reserved.

"Nowhere to Hide" (1995)

Nowhere to Hide by Tim Cole

We live in an increasingly connected world and leave information trails wherever we go, whatever we touch, whatever we make, whatever we wear. There is no escape it seems.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Nowhere To Hide" © Tim Cole 1995. All rights reserved.

"Closer Still" (1994)

Closer Still by Tim Cole

Three different types of flower are grouped together in a vase. All the flowers are dying but as they fade away they become closer to the others around them, symbolised by the vase becoming smaller and darker over time. No matter the flowers are of different stock, they are all flowers. A celebration of life itself and what is of ultimate value.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Closer Still" © Tim Cole 1994. All rights reserved.

"Just Try" (1994)

Just Try by Tim Cole

A circle of pure knowledge on the right is interpreted through the human mind. What comes out are symbols and a fragmented picture of what really is. Who is actually drawing the picture?

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Just Try" © Tim Cole 1994. All rights reserved.

"Love Hurts" (1994)

Love Hurts by Tim Cole

Balanced together are a plant and a glass. Someone has pricked their finger on a sharp object and the glass is filling up with emotions. The fact is that all the pain is illusory, as the key components are not even touching. The conundrum is that the anguish seems to be real and the challenge is to see it for what it is.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Love Hurts" © Tim Cole 1994. All rights reserved.

"Progress" (1994)

Progress by Tim Cole

Two people of different superficial appearance are fighting for control of the machine, but they are being devoured by that which they wish to own. Both people are joined, symbolising they are the same underneath. The machine looks at them and the purple at the center represents the hope that the machine could eventually become benevolent.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Progress" © Tim Cole 1994. All rights reserved.

"The Buddha" (1994)

The Buddha by Tim Cole

A figure believing in its own purity and power, part human part sea creature, has separated itself from its past and is about to open God's dice, while another figure watched on. A foot is dripping from the dice, perhaps the next form of life. The figure has no idea what it is doing.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Buddha" © Tim Cole 1994. All rights reserved.

"Are We So Pure?" (1993)

Are We So Pure? by Tim Cole

Two sides of the face each have their place. The left side is the pure, serene and perhaps cold side; whereas the right side is darker and more chaotic. It is on the right side that a plant grows, symbolising that the struggle for live is hard and is perhaps not as "nice" as it would seem.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Are We So Pure?" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.

"Pilgrim" (1993)

Pilgrim by Tim Cole

Two sides of the face each have their place. The left side is the pure, serene and perhaps cold side; whereas the right side is darker and more chaotic. It is on the right side that a plant grows, symbolising that the struggle for live is hard and is perhaps not as "nice" as it would seem.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Pilgrim" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.

"Ravenous" (1993)

Ravenous by Tim Cole

Life will cross the universe, and reach out from our sun to many other worlds. Life is hungry, is it voracious, it is expansionary.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Ravenous" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.

"The Last Peace" (1993)

The Last Peace by Tim Cole

It is only when the final piece of the puzzle has settled into place that peace will finally prevail. The last piece can be the smallest of things.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Last Peace" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.

"There is No Difference" (1993)

There is No Difference by Tim Cole

A figure in a chair with no face is holding a child in its arms. The figure is pointing to the other people on the right which are excluded from it grasp, indicating that they too are entitled to its care. The child being held wants to shut out the others, and to keep all the attention for itself, even though they are all the same underneath.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "There Is No Difference" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.

"Within Meaning" (1993)

Within Meaning by Tim Cole

There is meaning and information in everything. The trick is always fathoming out just what it is!

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Within Meaning" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.

"Crossbreed" (1992)

Crossbreed by Tim Cole

Some poor animal in totally the wrong surroundings. It is a crossbred animal, and is neither this nor that, one can see it would be more comfortable in cooler surroundings.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Crossbreed" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"Doubles" (1992)

Doubles by Tim Cole

Duality is ever present; the sun and the moon, Yin and Yang. Black and white. Black, grey and white.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Doubles" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"Dual Duel" (1992)

Dual Duel by Tim Cole

A figure is looking out into space though binoculars within binary opposite lenses. The challenge is to be aware of both polarities, to see both sides of the coin as it were. It is easy to see what we want to see, the answer is perhaps not that simple.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Dual Duel" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"Hello" (1992)

Hello by Tim Cole

A number of cells are all in conversation with each other when all of a sudden YOU come along. You are totally outside their realm of experience. One of cells in the centre notices you. It is in shock to realise there is more to life than it originally thought. But it is the only cell to lift its eyes. Will any of its friends ever believe it?

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Hello" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"Magnificent" (1992)

Magnificent by Tim Cole

A very bold and audacious animal is in front of you. Larger than life, fun and friendly. You just know it is friendly, but it doesn't know what to make of you. Come and dance.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Magnificent" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.

"Music In Space" (1992)

Music In Space by Tim Cole

Comfort and longing, and the magic instrument of existence is sounding out into the depths of space. Life came from the seas.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Music In Space" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"Seahorse" (1992)

Seahorse by Tim Cole

A creature struggles on to land from the sea; it is a slow and difficult process. A creature in transition.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Seahorse" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"Self Similarity" (1992)

Self Similarity by Tim Cole

All life shares similarities, no matter the scale.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Self Similarity" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"Some Say Symmetry" (1992)

Some Say Symmetry by Tim Cole

The 3 spatial dimensions are never allowed to rest by the abacus of time.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Some Say Symmetry" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"Still Here" (1992)

Still Here by Tim Cole

You are looking upon a still and ancient retreat on a hot and sandy island: not is all as it seems, however. The monastery is very still, and no people can be seen. A purple cross is present, but this is away from the centre of the island, and the suns shines through the window.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Still Here" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"Strange Attractor" (1992)

Strange Attractor by Tim Cole

A strange and quirky little contraption is presented on the hand, it is alive and cute, and wants to play. I may be a rather strange and sad little machine, but I am really quite happy and a lot of fun.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Strange Attractor" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"Sun Seeker" (1992)

Sun Seeker by Tim Cole

A bather is catching all the suns rays, from above and below. There are always those that seek the sun.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Sun Seeker" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"Surprise" (1992)

Surprise by Tim Cole

Not what you were expecting.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Surprise" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"The Cat" (1992)

The Cat by Tim Cole

Found between both worlds yet perhaps of neither. It comes and goes of its own volition, merging into the background before you can even see it dissapear.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Cat" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"The Gift" (1992)

The Gift by Tim Cole

It may not be beautiful, but it is selfless.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "The Gift" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"The Vine" (1992)

The Vine by Tim Cole

The evergreen plant is evergreen and always there; it cuts a rather solitary and unemotional figure.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "The Vine" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.

"Alive To Live Again" (1991)

Alive To Live Again by Tim Cole

Five Grey heads are attached to a central core, each having its own power to hinder. A powerful figure is attempting to disable them by different means.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Alive To Live Again" © Tim Cole 1991. All rights reserved.

"Augur" (1991)

Augur Again by Tim Cole

Grey bands of oil are covering the sea. A hand has reached out to grasp one of the two proud and beautiful cormorants, and will surely destroy it. The other bird is drowning in the oily mass, nearly defeated. The greed for resources ultimately destroys all it touches, fracturing the gloriously colourful world ecosystem.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Augur" © Tim Cole 1991. All rights reserved.

"Indecision" (1991)

Indecision by Tim Cole

A figure is torn between the choice of a quick solution, the pill, or a life of relative hardship symbolised by the growing plant, All life is suffering and the easy option is not always the best. Choosing the pill is in fact no solution at all. The plant will grow and mature over time, providing a rich and satisfying path. A question of life over death, acquiescence over struggle.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Indecision" © Tim Cole 1991. All rights reserved.

"See Hear Feel Me" (1991)

See Hear Feel Me by Tim Cole

The figure is completing a tuning excersize - on itself. The sun is out, the sky is blue and the case is open. The sheets of music are blank and the sky shows through the sound hole.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "See Hear Feel Me" © Tim Cole 1991. All rights reserved.

"All Hung Up" (1990)

All Hung Up by Tim Cole

Created in a life drawing class.

Size - A2; Chalk & charcoal. "All Hung Up" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Bootstrap By Design" (1990)

Bootstrap By Design by Tim Cole

The art of the seemingly impossible. A figure resides on the floor. It is painting itself with a rather large brush. The figure has come alive, as is evidenced by the lighted match it is holding aloft. Life: how did it originate?

Size - A1; Chalk & charcoal. "Bootstrap By Design" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Chrysalis" (1990)

Chrysalis by Tim Cole

Scratching its head, a figure tries to adjust itself; it seems unsure as to how it works. It is securely seated in a rather comfy Parker Knoll chair.

Size - A1; Chalk. "Chrysalis" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Crying For Time" (1990)

Crying For Time by Tim Cole

Created in a life drawing class.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Crying For Time" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Curiosity" (1990)

Curiosity by Tim Cole

Two of our feathered friends, both very curious about you. They are harmless and defenceless, and maybe even a little naive, but they are fascinated by you. They are safe behind the glass, but what is it that fascinates them?

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Curiosity" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Deep Down" (1990)

Deep Down by Tim Cole

The bubbling and interchange of ideas and energies between levels of the mind. Three colours representing different images from the subconcious mind. They are interconnected and vague.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Deep Down" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Dimensions" (1990)

Dimensions by Tim Cole

Geometry and movement, a living system with ever-changing dynamics.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Dimensions" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Discovery" (1990)

Discovery by Tim Cole

A figure is tightly grasping on to a box and is determined not to let it go. However, its feet are pulling both ways. Blue dots present holes in our knowledge. Jealousy and possession.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Discovery" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Fried Egg Scroll" (1990)

Fried Egg Scroll by Tim Cole

Drawing class experiment.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Fried Egg Scroll" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Fruit Boal" (1990)

Fruit Boal by Tim Cole

Two chairs, a light and a wall hanging.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Fruit Boal" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Geraniums" (1990)

Geraniums by Tim Cole

Completed in the powerful, evocative atmosphere of a Tuscan summer. The sweat pours from your brow and you can smell the geraniums.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Geraniums" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"House In The Hills" (1990)

House In The Hills by Tim Cole

The house's windows are blocked, but in one direction only. There is a barrier restricting the information flow.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "House In The Hills" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Knowunder" (1990)

Knowunder by Tim Cole

Two lakes are joined together at one end by a silver and gold bridge, the other end is held together purely by the will of the figure, whose arms are trapped in the two keys. It is protecting (or standing over) a child, which is itself hindering the movement of the figure.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Knowunder" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Living 1" (1990)

Living 1 by Tim Cole

A still life, one cut flower being the synthesis of many. The vase contains the stems. Even though the flower is still beautiful, it has been taken from its natural environment and it has lost its link to the earth. Showing that life is truly beautiful, but when you cut its roots it dies, taking some time to lose the appearance of life.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Living 1" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Love And Pride" (1990)

Love And Pride by Tim Cole

The stone heart is finally broken through the help of an outside force, allowing true emotions to be experienced for the first time.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Love And Pride" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Mess" (1990)

Mess by Tim Cole

A prancing fool, making a total catastrophe of whatever he touches.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Mess" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Not The Full Picture" (1990)

Not The Full Picture by Tim Cole

Life drawing.

Size - A2; Charcoal. "Not The Full Picture" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Nude" (1990)

Nude by Tim Cole

Still life.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Nude" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Overload" (1990)

Overload by Tim Cole

A massive amount of information is flowing through the figure, through the silicon diodes connected to the head. Our subject is either in a room on a chair or in a vessel, but they do not even care, having a phased expression. It is somewhat resigned to the situation but is trying to find a way of dealing with it. There comes a time when saturation is reached and overload sets in. Presented to the Cranfield School of Management (SOM) by the SOM 150 strong MBA Class of '90.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Overload" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Paintbox" (1990)

Paintbox by Tim Cole

Life drawing.

Size - A2; Chalk & charcoal. "Paintbox" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Release" (1990)

Release by Tim Cole

An emotional moment where all that has been lodged inside one that is foreign and unfamiliar is expurgated.Water flows from this figure in two places. A number of foreign ideas are swimming about, soon to be expelled. The pressure is receding.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Release" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Rendezvous" (1990)

Rendezvous by Tim Cole

The time is midnight and there is a full moon. The figure is waiting at a table for someone to come. There are four candles, one of which is not burning down. The table is on a concrete floor.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Rendezvous" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Ringside" (1990)

Ringside by Tim Cole

Man and beast in a never-ending tussle of wills.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Ringside" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Silence At Sunset" (1990)

Silence At Sunset by Tim Cole

A cat-like rabbit has jumped over a fallen branch. It is autumn. The animal is at peace and is looking outwards; it cannot speak as it is mute. It is unexpected, yet it is there. It is trying to tell you something but you can not understand it: it is a portent.

Also: Guitar composition of the same name.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Silence At Sunset" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Sunset On Grass" (1990)

Sunset On Grass by Tim Cole

Flickering fading light.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Sunset On Grass" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"The Awakening" (1990)

The Awakening by Tim Cole

Someone has been asleep for a long time and is just waking up. The subconsciousness has not yet been shaken off but it is loosing its grip, its clutch is loosening. As the sleeper becomes ever more alert, the darkness and uncertainty recede.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "The Awakening" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"The Birth" (1990)

The Birth by Tim Cole

A woman and a man are back to back. The man is having an idea whilst the woman is about to give birth.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Birth" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"The Party" (1990)

The Party by Tim Cole

A large group of people from all walks of life are all having a great time at a party - but they are all clamouring for attention. The seven colours represent the cosmopolitan nature of the group and the squares and circles are the ideas and information that they are exchanging. There is a lot of noise and bustle as everyone tries to get heard over the din.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Party" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"The Switch" (1990)

The Switch by Tim Cole

Making the jump from one side to the other is always fraught with danger.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Switch" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Two Of Us" (1990)

Two Of Us by Tim Cole

An Archaeoceti is on a diving board, and it is hesitating about jumping off into the water. Half of it is a land animal, the other half is designed for the sea. Can it jump and should it? Where does it belong? The decision to jump off and swim is a tough one to take.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Two Of Us" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.

"Bar Hybrid" (1989)

Bar Hybrid by Tim Cole

Animal trying to escape through the bars that hold it in.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Bar Hybrid" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Breakaway" (1989)

Breakaway by Tim Cole

A child is struggling to free itself from an invisible, guiding, grip.

Size - A1; Acrylic on board. "Breakaway" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Bug Eyes" (1989)

Bug Eyes by Tim Cole

Unfinished charcoal sketch of figure on beach towel. His eyes are quite literally popping out of his head.

Size - A2; Charcoal. "Bug Eyes" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Casualty" (1989)

Casualty by Tim Cole

Early abstract experiment following a "life drawing" class.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Casualty" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Cross" (1989)

Cross by Tim Cole

Early abstract experiment following a "life drawing" class. Themes in the picture include pain, life, suffering and others.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Cross" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Cross Eyes" (1989)

Cross Eyes by Tim Cole

Early abstract experiment following a "life drawing" class.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Cross Eyes" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Cube Head" (1989)

Cube Head by Tim Cole

Early experimental figure from a life drawing class.

Size - A2; Charcoal. "Cube Head" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Deliberation" (1989)

Deliberation by Tim Cole

Unfinished charcoal of inscrutable figure closely examining a pill, a symbolic representation of someone trying to fathom the issues surrounding life in the world as it is today.

Size - A2; Charcoal. "Deliberation" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Guitarist" (1989)

Guitarist by Tim Cole

A guitarist reclining on a settee. He is half asleep, and seemingly content with the world.

Size - A2; Charcoal. "Guitarist" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Isis" (1989)

Isis by Tim Cole

A swimmer is making their way through or against the stream of life, signalling as it goes. Everything is fluid.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Isis" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Jan" (1989)

Jan by Tim Cole

A close friend, teasing the cat and listening to music at my place.

Size - A5 Charcoal & pastel. "Jan" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Jealousy" (1989)

Jealousy by Tim Cole

A man with a very protective arm around his girlfriend. They are both in a pub.

Size - A3 Chalk. "Jealousy" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Lora Diva" (1989)

Lora Diva by Tim Cole

A simple charcoal sketch of an iconic figure.

Size - A3 Charcoal. "Lora Diva" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Lovers Touch" (1989)

Lovers Touch by Tim Cole

Feeling the presence of someone remote yet very dear through drawing them and touching them. They really are there with you. Lovers touch in mysterious ways.

Size - A2 Chalk. "Lovers Touch" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Mandolins" (1989)

Mandolins by Tim Cole

Unfinished charcoal. A figure grappling with 2 mandolins, each of which seems to be alive.

Size - A1 Charcoal. "Mandolins" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Marco" (1989)

Marco by Tim Cole

Sketch of a figure.

Size - A5 Charcoal. "Marco" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Mathematical Model" (1989)

Mathematical Model by Tim Cole

Life drawing experiment using space to achieve definition. A female figure is sculpted in planes.

Size - A1 Chalk. "Mathematical Model" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"No Owl" (1989)

No Owl by Tim Cole

There are many birds in this tree, all there but not always visible. Is what you see ever what is really there? You might see a bird, a dove, an owl, all depending on perspective. Many things in life are more than what they seem at first glance.

Size - A1 Chalk & pastel. "No Owl" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Nude Brushing Hair" (1989)

Nude Brushing Hair by Tim Cole

Pointilist experiment with acryllic on board.

Size - A1; Acryllic on board. "Nude Brushing Hair" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Nude On Beach" (1989)

Nude On Beach by Tim Cole

Charcoal from life drawing class.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Nude On Beach" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Nude On Blanket" (1989)

Nude On Blanket by Tim Cole

Experiment from life drawing class.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Nude On Blanket" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Nude On Chair" (1989)

Nude On Chair by Tim Cole

Experiment from life drawing class.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Nude On Chair" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Nude On Rug" (1989)

Nude On Rug by Tim Cole

Experiment from life drawing class.

Size - A1; Chalk & charcoal. "Nude On Rug" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Nude Reclining" (1989)

Nude Reclining by Tim Cole

Experiment from life drawing class.

Size - A4; Pastel & charcoal. "Nude Reclining" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Nude Seated" (1989)

Nude Seated by Tim Cole

Experiment from life drawing class.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Nude Seated" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"On Top Of The World" (1989)

On Top Of The World by Tim Cole

Early experiment in abstraction and linkage. The figure normally holds up the world, but in this case he is resting on it.

Size - A2; Charcoal. "On Top Of The World" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Planes" (1989)

Planes by Tim Cole

An enormous entity straddles the globe, traversing distances on multi-coloured planes. There are many different planes (viewpoints), but there is a lot of commonality in experience.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Planes" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"RIP" (1989)

RIP by Tim Cole

A figure contemplates both life and death. An experiment from a life drawing class.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "RIP" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Self Destruction" (1989)

Self Destruction by Tim Cole

An experimental group work (with Barbara and Margitte) created with oil pastel. An upside down figure eats itself.

Size - A1; Oil pastel. "Self Destruction" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Self Portrait" (1989)

Self Portrait by Tim Cole

An unfinished charcoal of the artist looking at a framed picture.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Self Portrait" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Show Off" (1989)

Show Off by Tim Cole

An unfinished charcoal of the artist looking at a framed picture.

Size - A2; Chalk. "Show Off" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Sirpa" (1989)

Sirpa by Tim Cole

A simple sketch of a very beautiful girl I fell in love with on a ferry to Finland.

Size - A5; Charcoal. "Sirpa" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Snake Head" (1989)

Snake Head by Tim Cole

A mysterious combination.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Snake Head" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Soloman The Cat" (1989)

Soloman The Cat by Tim Cole

One of my most favourite pictures due to the balance of the colors and the shapes. A large tabby cat on a mat leisurely and lazily licks its paws on a summer's day.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Soloman The Cat" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"The Graduate" (1989)

The Graduate by Tim Cole

A recent graduate, with mortar board.

Size - A2; Chalk. "The Graduate" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"The Phoenix" (1989)

The Phoenix by Tim Cole

A life class experiment in charcoal.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "The Phoenix" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"The Professor" (1989)

The Professor by Tim Cole

A delicate balance of 7 colours representing the wide breadth and depth of understanding required of someone to be considered wise.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Professor" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"The Punt" (1989)

The Punt by Tim Cole

A life class experiment.

Size - A3; Charcoal. "The Punt" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"The Summons" (1989)

The Summons by Tim Cole

A summons is hand delivered to you by a figure that has raced across a desert just to reach you in time. What is the message?

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Summons" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Timeless" (1989)

Timeless by Tim Cole

There is no face to time, and we cannot escape its effects.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Timeless" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Tongue Tied" (1989)

Tongue Tied by Tim Cole

A rather confused figure.

Size - A2; Chalk. "Tongue Tied" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Travelogue" (1989)

Travelogue by Tim Cole

A seemingly large solid mass is balanced by the simple path of a fly in its short life. Represents the incredible nature of life, and how valuable and information rich is each second, and that life generates its own mass.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Travelogue" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Troubling" (1989)

Troubling by Tim Cole

A life drawing class experiment.

Size - A3; Chalk & pastel. "Troubling" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.

"Venus" (1989)

Venus by Tim Cole

A dark charcoal voluptuous figure reclines. Mysterious, yet welcoming and composed.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Venus" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.