Wopo Holup



Artist’s statement

Artworks can bring a public place into focus by linking its natural environment with the history that has played out over the land. Public art at its best, creates a work that stimulates reverie and affords us a fresh look at our surroundings. The art plays a supportive role to the community’s experience of the place itself.

Our environment and the vast, inter-connecting structures that sustain it, are of great interest to me. Whether the scale is minute or monumental, the systems within nature that branch, divide, and repeat are infinitely fascinating.

Awards include 2013 American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award, New York City CAP, NEA Artist-in-Residence and New York State Artist-in-Residence.