Vespers Orbeum

Robert M. HopkinsBeijingChina

United States1996Rust stained canvas over wood.

104.14 x 46.99 x 104.14 cm

In this series of wall sculptures, the organic process of wrapping and unwrapping rusted metal with wet canvas imbues the work with a shroud-like pathos. The wood-ribbed armatures and Latinate titles are meant to evoke a poetic sense of contemplation.

WOOCS 2.1.9

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My work reflects an ongoing interest in the sculptural nature of shapes and their interaction with the textural surfaces of painting. I am especially intrigued by the dynamics of movement — a signature quality I employ in my work through various formal approaches. Over the years, my work has evolved through a variety of materials and scales. Currently, the layering process of collage in my wall-sculpture series, Blind Insights, evokes for me the “visceral layering” of emotional experiences, as well as the notion of how we relate to reality by “feeling” and “listening” to our body’s DNA. My concurrent drawing series, Inner Navigations, and watercolors series, Cornucopia, are parallel streams of thought, feeding into the same working process I describe as “intuition-fruition”.

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