A Chat with the Ceramic Sculptor Laurel Lukaszewski
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – This year's ARTworks Artist-in-Residency program at Holland Hall is happening through the 29th (Thursday); the 2009 visiting artist is ceramic sculptor Laurel Lukaszewski, a Washington, DC-based artist who creates graceful works and installations mainly from clay, and usually in porcelain or stone. (You can view examples of her work at laurellukaszewski.com.) Lukaszewski is our guest today on StudioTulsa; she'll deliver a free-to-the-public ARTworks Gallery Talk at Holland Hall this afternoon at 5:30. A bit more on this artist, as culled from the Holland Hall website: "Most of Lukaszewski's works are composed of extruded forms resembling three-dimensional line drawings or calligraphic brushstrokes. Her work is based on line, rhythm, and form, interacting with positive and negative space. The interrelation of [her] pieces has roots in Lukaszewski's study of Japanese Buddhist mandalas in graduate school and a habit of incessant doodling. Her works range in size from just a few inches to 16 feet."