Doubt/Dogma is a study of the clash of Liberal versus Conservative ideas in today’s world. It speaks to the idea of fixed or “frozen” knowledge against questioning or “liquid” knowledge.
The idea of “frozen” versus “liquid” also relates to artist Rober Onnes’s unique approach to metal sculpture. Onnes is interested in the constraints and possibilities found when using sheet metal (a two-dimensional material) to design three-dimensional forms. His sculptures may have the presence of a cast sculpture (a sculpture formed from molten – or liquid – metal), but in fact Onnes has perfected quite a different method. The use of steel and copper sheets allows the construction of substantial forms, yet they maintain an earthy organic quality which suit the themes of his works.