Duo No. 42
Duo No. 42. Found stone with knotted cotton thread.
Laura Fischer's sculptures are intended to be building sites, or places of production, where she can perform patience, practice, discipline, and work. Her tendency to seek discipline and control through the means of a systematic process is often met with her other tendency to act intuitively and seek beauty in a finished object. Inconsistency and contradiction—despite proper planning and attentiveness—are outcomes that she often faces in the studio, and are welcome characters in her series of sculptures.
Her recent series of forms foraged from nature explores knotted structures—one of the oldest gestures known by mankind. Through this ancient textile technique, the work touches on themes of persistent patterns and habits, cycles, loops, and cumulative ghosts. The impulse to repeat, repeating sequences across changing landscapes. Compulsory, obsessed, possessed and bound by inherited behavior.