Process-Work Series


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Artist Statement 


Process-Work is an experimental body of work that explores alternative methods of "pigmenting" washed, raw canvas. In focusing on "process" approaches to making art, I initially began with the process of decomposition. By wrapping and unwrapping wet canvas around perishable food, such as fruits and vegetables, I was able to systematically transfer stains from decomposition onto raw canvas. In turn, this lead to more novel ways of staining raw canvas — such as scrubbing cooking grease, and absorbing motor oil drips.


Conceptually, I am interested in how using a "process" approach — either by decomposition, scrubbing or absorbing — is able to imbue the work with a shroud-like pathos. Over time, I mounted the process-stained canvases onto more prominent, sculptural supports — allowing for a more corporeal integration of form and meaning, and contemplation from the viewer.


Robert M. Hopkins



Related Links:

1. Decomposition - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decomposition

2. Composting At Home | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | US EPA 

    www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home

3. Climate Change: Termites, Fungi Play More Important Role In Decomposition Than Temperature.

    www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140605183615.htm


Science Links

1. Increased vegetation in the Arctic region may counteract global warming ... 

    www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160517083546.htm 

2. More grasslands in Tibet could bring climate improvements -- ScienceDaily

    www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150820082340.htm


Creativity Links:

1. Article 510- Reversals and Decomposition

    www.winstonbrill.com/bril001/html/article_index/articles/501-550/...