These works are intended to support the viewer in re-imagining grief and death. Some are meditations on what we might return to after we cross The Great Threshold, others are an invitation to hold grief together as a community. May they provide healing, connection, and hope.
Sam Hopwood (they/them) is an abstract painter living in a tiny town nestled into a big city- Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Their intense love of color and texture is channeled into acrylic paints, alcohol inks, plaster, broken objects and resin cast onto canvas (usually).
Inspired by Hilma af Klint, Jean-Michelle Basquiat, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, Sam believes in the transformative power of color and aims to process the intensity and despair of grief and mortality through their work.