Mining the vast pool of ideas within mathematics, physics and molecular biology Dominic Hopkinson generates sculptures in stone, plaster and bronze, attempting to distil these complex concepts into pure visual form. The sculptures question how our world appears so familiar at different scales and invites the audience to impose their own reading of scale upon the work.
His work explores the nature of form and philosophy, playing with ideas of scale, tone and shadow, to talk of a universal mathematical structure that influences and guides our world experience at many levels. Much of his sculpture is informed by Buckminster-Fuller’s closest packing theories and what Marcel Duchamp called the “infra-slim”, the tiny, almost non-existent space between the cast object and the mould. Equally important is the relationship of the Platonic solids and the Golden Section (the irrational number 1.6180339887…) to the growth patterns within living organisms.