This is a guide to Moore's sculptures on public display throughout the world. We strive to ensure that all information is accurate, however we recommend that you contact each venue before making a visit. Please also contact us if you spot any mistakes. In some instances it has not been possible to source an image of the actual sculpture in-situ, and on such occasions an alternative image has been used.
photo: City of Houston Civic Art Collection
Originally intended to be sited in the new development of Tranquility Park, Houston; upon visiting the site Moore felt, however, that his sculpture would be better suited to a location where the architecture of its surroundings had less impact on the sculpture. Large Spindle Piece was later relocated to Buffalo Bayou Park.
I’ve always been interested in Michelangelo’s painting (in the Sistine Chapel) of God’s hand about to meet Adam’s finger. Sculpturally, its two points just about to meet but not quite. This work is using the same theme, only going out with the fingers on two bodies.
Henry Moore quoted in Mimi Crossley, Saving Grace: Tranquility Park Awaits Moore’s Touch, Houston Post, 10 December 1978