• Revolving and Evolving, 2016

    Dominic Hopkinson, Revolving and Evolving, 2016, Carrara marble, 30cm diameter

  • On Growth and Form, 2010

    Dominic Hopkinson, On Growth and Form, 2010, Portland limestone, each 25cm diameter

  • Kissing Newton, 2010

    Dominic Hopkinson, Kissing Newton, 2010, Ancaster limestone, 57cm x 30cm x 20cm

  • Infinite In All Directions, 2016

    Dominic Hopkinson, Infinite In All Directions, 2016, MDF, plywood, 240cm x 150cm x 150cm

Dominic Hopkinson MRBS

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Leeds based sculptor working with stone, casting materials and construction, producing work based on the mathematics of natural structures.

My work analyses the human capacity for pattern recognition, and how this process seems to be innate within us. I try to better understand and describe how the underlying mathematics of natural structures and forms, when abstracted by my creative process, are still fundamentally readable and recognisable as objects that contain levels of order and beauty. What is it that drives this process of recognition in a person with no specialist training in either art or science.
The role of the irrational number 1.61803… (phi, or the Golden Ratio), and its links to Platonic geometry, closest packing theory and aperiodic tiling in 2 and 3dimensions are all integral to my research. Why does this particular number appear in such a wide range of problems and exert such a huge level of pattern creation and order control in the natural world?
I work collaboratively with a range of scientists and mathematicians to explore and further develop my research.

  • Categories: Abstract, Conceptual
  • Materials: Brick/Concrete/Plaster, Granite/Marble/Stone, Wood/Paper
  • Location: Yorkshire and the Humber