Abstract sculptor Willard Boepple believes in the ideal of an autonomous work of art, the sculpture or painting that takes total responsibility for its own meaning, which is to say that succeeds or fails entirely on the strength of the abstract relations among the elements that it comprises. In Boepple's case this has largely involved making variations in wood, aluminum, and resin on a few basic forms or structures: Ladders, Shelves, Looms, Temples, Towers, Rooms, and Trestles. The artist has exhibited widely since the early seventies. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Storm King Art Center, the National Academy, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the Hepworth Wakefield and numerous other public and private collections worldwide. He is represented by Upsilon Gallery in New York, Pamela Salisbury Gallery in Hudson and Broadbent Gallery in London.