Spatial series

Two Columns of Space 6

Two Columns of Space 1 & 6

As the names suggest these sculptures were investigations into the ability of the forms to suggest two vertical columns projected by, and supported by, the heavy steel wedges which, in turn, required the support of the strong lower supports.

Spatial series

Pressure Group, Triple Plane, Two Columns of space, Single Column

These pieces from the early nineteen-seventies were explorations into the ability of specific forms to suggest illusionary surfaces that continue from the sculpture to the surrounding space. They mostly consisted of three units focused on a single central point or of two units with three divisions and with surfaces divided into rectangular graphic forms.

For these individual sculptures Cogswell worked in either local woods, fibreglass and resin, 1/4-inch plate aluminum or 1/4 inch corrosion resistant weathering steel. This Cor-ten type steel is very long lasting as the oxide (rust) which forms on the surface protects the steel from further corrosion and is self-healing in terms of surface damage.

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Western Red cedar

h. 3’ 4”, l. 20’, w. 12’ 6”

collection: City of West Vancouver.
built for: ‘Wood Sculptures of the Americas’ symposium.