Secular Templates


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Secular Apsis, 1990

Artist Statement 

Secular Templates is a series of enigmatic wall constructions that evoke a duality between industrial and organic elements. Comprised of industrial materials such as sheet metal (galvanized and rusted), pop-rivets, wire screen, shower mats, carpet and wood, Secular Templates invokes nature-made elements through human-made materials. In so doing, my work questions absolute distinctions between humans and nature. By combining notches, slots and grooves with polygonal shapes and arcs, the pieces emblemize similarities between mechanical and organic structures, processes and motions. Perhaps the disconnected appearance of the pieces parallels human-kind’s disconnected vision of itself and it’s environment.

Robert M. Hopkins