Emulsion, water-based gloss, varnish, acrylic, blackboard paint, PVA and glitter on 30 pieces of acid free A2 paper. 178 x 420 cm
Installed at Left Bank Art Prize 2018 Leeds UK
This work was started in Hopkins' small studio in late 2015, where he had made it in pieces. It was later, as Hopkins
considered, completed during a residency at &model Gallery, Leeds in late 2016, where he was able to work on the
piece as a whole. Recently Hopkins has again continued work on the piece and it is now complete. The piece refers
to a news story about the transportation of refugees from Eastern Europe to Central Europe and depicts a mother and
child aboard a train. Hopkins' originally used a screenshot on his phone to make a small drawing using gold nail varnish
and in the large piece has used glitter to replace the nail varnish.