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On Growth and Form

Dominic Hopkinson

On Growth and Form

Dominic Hopkinson

Reference

SAS0127_002

Year

2010

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 25
Length: 125
Depth: 25

Materials

Limestone

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Floor-based
  • On a plinth
  • In a case

Background, history, commissioner of the work

Hand carved for my solo exhibition “Plato Meet Buckminster” at South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford.

Thematic/contextual information

On Growth And Form is a reference to a seminal book of the same title by D’Arcy Thompson, published in 1917 that looks at how Darwinian theory coupled with mathematics creates the range of structures seen in nature. This book has provided artists and sculptors with inspiration and insight ever since. The forms are based on a study of the dodecahedron, a twelve face object and one of the five Platonic solids.

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