This is the first half of our interview with contemporary American sculptor, printer, and perceptual engineer Willie Cole. Topics cover the influences behind his work, the current moment and how his current work reflects this moment, and the projects he has in development. While you’re listening, check out his artwork and online presence at the links below:

His Website: https://www.williecole.com
His Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/williecoleart
Wikipedia Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Cole
Artnet Bio: http://www.artnet.com/artists/willie-cole
Met Museum Featurette: http://artistproject.metmuseum.org/2/willie-cole