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Working Model for Upright Internal/External Form 1951 (LH 295)

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bronze
height 94.5cm


Besides the human form, I am tremendously excited by all natural forms, such as cloud formations, birds, trees and their roots, and mountains, which are to me the wrinkling of the earth’s surface, like drapery. It is extraordinary how closely ripples in the sand on the seashore resemble the gouge marks in wood carving.
The upright exterior/interior form is like the petals which enclose the stamen of a flower. Besides acting as a protection, they provide an attraction.

Henry Moore quoted from Henry Spencer Moore, photographed and edited by John Hedgecoe, words by Henry Moore, Nelson, London; Simon and Schuster, New York 1968, p131