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Pressure Group 6
Pressure Group 6 was simply an enjoyable opportunity to make a final welded sculpture at a time when Cogswell was pursuing other sculptural interests that had taken him away from the challenges and pleasures of welding.
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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|Corrosion-resistant weathering steel|
h. 8’, l. 17’, w. 6’