Henry Moore is my Hero
I suppose that Henry Moore is the sculptor who has been my major influence. Indeed many people have remarked on similarities, which I would take as flattery. I have not tried to copy his sculpture but over the years have obviously been attracted by the power of his work and the fact that much of it is based on the human form, which over the years has been my main preoccupation for creating sculpture. When I was teaching sculpture I often took students to Perry Green in Hertfordshire where Henry Moore had his home and studio, so I became familiar with his style and method of working, and got to know some of the technicians who worked there. If you get a chance to make a visit, it is a marvellous day out and the guides are knowledgeable and interesting. www.henry-moore.org .
Many sculptures by Henry Moore are reclining figures. I have created several of these, including one entitled ‘The Listener’ which is sited at Barnet General Hospital and another at Harpenden Golf Club. Another of my reclining sculptures is entitled ‘In Repose’, an edition of 12, which has been sold to clients mainly to site in their gardens.
I am of course familiar with much of Henry Moore’s sculpture, but was particularly interested in the exhibition last year at Tate Britain as there were a number of pieces from private collections which were previously unknown to me. The work of Henry Moore is so vibrant, versatile and will be a continuing source of enjoyment.
If you are not already on my emailing contact list, please let me know so that I can send you news and details of my exhibitions. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you have a favourite sculpture, feel free to comment and send suggestions as to what you would like me to include in the blog.
Categorised as: Uncategorized