April 4, 2012

ana rosa hopkins: transparent, translucent, distortive, reflective, magnifying


glass, tar 2011








expanding foam, glass 2010








glass, tar 2010








2011








2012








optical concave magnifying lens, mirror, iron oxide 2011








glass spectacle lens, perspex, chrome 2011









double glazed window, cigarette smoke








wood, glass 2011








iron 2011








2010








2010








glass vessel, glass heart, water, nylon line 2009








2010









in my practice i work with found elements, natural and man-made materials and collected objects whose form and meaning is extended through re-contextualisation, manipulation, displacement or transformation. like an alchemist, my practice and enquiry experiments with the transmutation of common element.
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over the last five years i have specialised in the use of glass, mirror glass and lenses investigating their inherent physical qualities, ambiguities and sybolism of body and soul. i explore their transparent, translucent, distortive, reflective and magnifying properties and how the transmutation of the material can create new perceptions of experience. i take a scientific approach to reseach the behaviour of the materials, adding the residue of everyday substances to transform them during the glass making process.
excerpt from artist's statement


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