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Working Model for Stone Memorial 1961 (LH 491a)

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bronze
height 55.5cm


Moore made a small maquette in 1961 and carved a large marble version ten years later. No matter what its size the work possesses a massive monumental feeling, appearing to have been opened up from the inside with arches, tunnels and ledges as if some inner force is thrusting outwards through a primeval landmass. It is easy to imagine the sculpture large enough to walk into, explore and perhaps get lost inside. Although appearing abstract, its interlocking and interconnecting forms take on human characteristics; suggestions of shoulders and angled joints are never far away.

Notes from Moore in China, exhibition catalogue, The Henry Moore Foundation and The British Council, 2000, page 58