Lauri Hopkins creates abstract objects from discarded materials. Pizza boxes, layers of out-of-date posters and water-damaged parquet flooring have all found their way into her art practice.
Creating beautiful objects from waste materials encourages a re-seeing of one's surroundings. Everyday objects are given a kind of afterlife.
It is not always immediately obvious which material has been used to create a particular work, as there has been a process of aesthetic refinement. With their material origins somewhat obscured, the works can be appreciated on a formal level. Color, shape, texture and compositional balance are continually considered in the making of works, and inspiration is drawn from the incidental patina and geometry of our complex, man-made environment.