Lamentum / Gift 2015-17
Lamentum / Gift 2015-17

Found wood and MDF, metal bracket and screws with studio drips and marks
70 x 17 x 13 cm
Photo Tim Balls

Hopkins originally made this piece in 2015 for a the show 'Stations of the Cross' curated by Si Smith. It was titled Descend/Gift (After Rubens). During 2017 the piece was reworked, removing some elements and retitled.
Hopkins says, "I was never happy with the stand that was part of the original piece. I thought the gun itself was rather pathetic and I wanted to explore this aspect of pathos, so I decided to just lay it simply upon the floor. I wanted it to stand up for itself".

Lamentum / Gift 2015-17

Found wood and MDF, metal bracket and screws with studio drips and marks
70 x 17 x 13 cm
Photo Tim Balls

Hopkins originally made this piece in 2015 for a the show 'Stations of the Cross' curated by Si Smith. It was titled Descend/Gift (After Rubens). During 2017 the piece was reworked, removing some elements and retitled.
Hopkins says, "I was never happy with the stand that was part of the original piece. I thought the gun itself was rather pathetic and I wanted to explore this aspect of pathos, so I decided to just lay it simply upon the floor. I wanted it to stand up for itself".