Formal questions often translate into political and social ones. A tree branch growing out of an abandoned building’s window is a fleeting moment of grace amidst desolation. When cast in bronze, its fragility can exert a subtle authority, and can perhaps stand in the way of those who might want to replace an empty old building with a fancy new one. Consider it Judith Hopf’s quiet act of protest. Silence and stillness can also contain brute force. Judith’s concrete sheep, cast from standard moving boxes, get their strength from how little they move and how little they seem to tolerate movement.