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Laura Cosgrave
updated: 08/31/2014
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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September 15, 2012 and November 1, 2012
Jan. 2014, April 2014, Sept. 2013
May 2014+Sept. 2013
October August April 2013
November & July 2013
Keep the Program
Unfamiliar Space
June 30, 2013
August 6, 2013
October 23, 2013 and March 28, 2014
March 6, 2014
February 19, 2014
News from February 2014
Unfinished Buildings
October 2, 2013
 
Portfolio Keywords:  public, architecture, books
 
 
September 15, 2012 and November 1, 2012 by Laura Cosgrave
September 15, 2012 and November 1, 2012
India ink, water soluble ink, glue, graphite, cotton thread, black marker, Dieu Donne papers
2012-2013
21.25" x  24.5" 
Jan. 2014, April 2014, Sept. 2013 by Laura Cosgrave
Jan. 2014, April 2014, Sept. 2013
India ink, color markers, on sketchbook paper
2013-2014
12 " x  33 " 
May 2014+Sept. 2013 by Laura Cosgrave
May 2014+Sept. 2013
India ink, black marker, sketchbook paper
2013-2014
14 " x  5.5 " 
October August April 2013 by Laura Cosgrave
October August April 2013
India ink, black marker, sketchbook paper
2013
17 " x  " 
November & July 2013 by Laura Cosgrave
November & July 2013
India ink, color markers, on sketchbook paper
2013
11 " x  5 " 
Keep the Program by Laura Cosgrave
Keep the Program
India ink, glue on hand made paper
2014
8.5" x  8.5" 
Unfamiliar Space by Laura Cosgrave
Unfamiliar Space
India ink, glue on hand made paper
2014
8.5" x  8.5" 
June 30, 2013 by Laura Cosgrave
June 30, 2013
India ink, graphite, carbon paper, water based ink, etching ink, glue on hand made paper
2013
23" x  17" 
August 6, 2013 by Laura Cosgrave
August 6, 2013
India ink, etching ink, carbon paper, water based ink, glue on hand made paper
2013
23" x  17" 
October 23, 2013 and March 28, 2014 by Laura Cosgrave
October 23, 2013 and March 28, 2014
India ink, etching ink, carbon paper, graphite, glue on news sheet and hand made paper
2013-2014
21.5" x  23.5" 
March 6, 2014 by Laura Cosgrave
March 6, 2014
India ink, etching ink, graphite, glue on news sheet and hand made paper
2014
21.5" x  16.5" 
February 19, 2014 by Laura Cosgrave
February 19, 2014
India ink, etching ink, white conte, w/c paper, glue on hand made paper
2014
23.5 " x  15.5 " 
News from February 2014 by Laura Cosgrave
News from February 2014
India ink, glue on hand made paper
2014
21.5 " x  12 " 
Unfinished Buildings by Laura Cosgrave
Unfinished Buildings
India ink, graphite, glue, cotton paper on sketch book paper
2013
24" x  18" 
October 2, 2013 by Laura Cosgrave
October 2, 2013
India ink, water based ink, carbon paper, glue on news sheet and hand made paper
2013
23" x  17" 

Artist Statement

 

 Drawing and the Pirouette

Drawing is about unrestricted movement.  The shapes in ballet created by the arms, legs and feet are similar to positive and negative space which are the basis of drawing.  Ronde de jambe is similar to drawing a circle on the floor.  The eye feels the edge of the object you are drawing.  The foot feels the floor while you are dancing (glissade).  The hand and eye have to be accurate for drawing, or the expression of the line is uncertain.  The feet have to be accurate for dancing.  Otherwise, the expression is awkward and absurd.

 You cannot dance without music. You cannot draw with music.  Both arts require concentration,  repetition and memory.  All you need for ballet is a pair of ballet slipppers and the interest to take a ballet class.  For drawing, you need a sharpened HB pencil, a sheet of paper and the interest to draw.  Both require restraint, discipline, and a feeling for rhythm.

Architecture embodies music.  Shapes and forms found in buildings are parallel structures heard and seen in music and dance.  Are these buildings memorable?  From the position where these drawings were executed, the feelings of restriction regarding inspiration and movement are visible. 

 

 

 

Laura Cosgrave 2011-14

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Laura Cosgrave holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree, York University, Toronto

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