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Landscape

Dominic Hopkinson

Reference

SAS0127_003

Year

2019

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 5
Length: 60
Depth: 40

Materials

Tadcaster limestone

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Floor-based
  • Freestanding
  • On a plinth

Background, history, commissioner of the work

Hand carved as part of a body of work for my solo exhibition “Scientific Sublime” at Blank Gallery, Leeds City College, 2019. This was the first showing of work that arose out of my 18 month research role as artist in residence at University of Leeds School of Mathematics. This post was co funded by Arts Council England and the University.

Thematic/contextual information

Patterns in nature appear to be similar across varying scales… ripples in sand, waves on the ocean, geological folds in the earth, animal camouflage. What is the process that causes this? At one level it is the physical action of wind, water, erosion, chemistry etc, but underlying these is a set of mathematical equations that set parameters within which patterns can form. “Landscape” alludes to scale, ripples in sand or folds in the earths crust?

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