Three Forms Vertebrae 1978-79 (LH 580a)


length 1219cm

I was very relieved to find it right in its size and in its colour. You have the strong big powerful forms of the building. I didn’t want the sculpture so underdone that it’s weak. It may seem to some people abstract but it’s not. It’s all organic form. You might say it’s like a whale coming out of water. I have no objection if somebody wants to think of it in that way. Sea animals have to be smooth to go through the water. Or you might think it’s something entirely different. The inspiration is life. I look upon then as life. It couldn’t be what it is unless I had been excited by the humans figure.

Henry Moore in the Dallas Times Herald, Wednesday December 6th 1978