My father, myself nor anyone else is holding me to one theme, medium or look. An artist should be constantly growing and developing and not be bound to specific perimeters unless by choice. Although the title "Wildlife Artist" fits me well, I've sculpted other themes and enjoy doing so. The only reason I've not done more of various themes is because I continue to learn and don't feel that I'm "good" enough yet. My father Mark Hopkins has set a high bar for the standard and I need to meet that standard. Practice makes perfect, so I practice. A figurative sculpture I'm working on is pictured here in clay. It's one that I've been working on for many years. It has become a symbol to me of the continued need to learn. One day this sculpture will be cast into bronze... maybe. In the meantime I refine it, study it, and learn from it.