Tameca Cole began making collages while incarcerated at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women. Her work links penal time to other forms of racialized subjugation and violence against Black people. Her collages combine images from newsprint, books, and photographs to examine the criminal legal system and the nation's long history of anti-Black violence.
Dark Chaos: The Aftermath
2020, Tameca Cole, Collage and graphite. Courtesy of artist.
Locked in Dark Calm
2016, Tameca Cole, Collage and graphite. Courtesy of artist.