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Locking Piece 1963-64 (LH 515)

Locking Piece in Spring

photo: Michael Phipps

fibreglass edition of 0 + 2
cast: Norman and Raymond, London 1971
height 290cm
unsigned, unnumbered
Acquired 1987

The inspiration for Locking Piece came from two pebbles which seemed to fit or 'lock' together; as Moore explained, 'not that the forms weren't seperate but that they knitted together.' The white fibreglass version offers an additional contrast to the bronzes on display in the grounds and in its appearance recalls Moore's use of plaster, which cannot be displayed outdoors. The Foundation's much-travelled bronze cast is sometimes sited in the garden, providing visitors an opportunity to see the same form in different mediums.

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