"During the late 1930s and 1940s Hepworth began to concentrate on the counterplay between mass and space in sculpture. In 1931 in Pierced Form (destroyed in the war) she first introduced into England the use of the 'hole’, and she now developed this with great subtlety, making play with the relationship between the outside and inside of a figure. . .
". . .In all her work she displayed a deep understanding of the quality of her materials and superb standards of craftsmanship. By the 1950s she was one of the most internationally famous of sculptors and she received many honours and prestigious public commissions, among them the memorial to Dag Hammerskjold-Single Form-at the United Nations in New York (1963). She now worked more in bronze, especially for large pieces, but she always retained a special feeling for direct carving.
"Hepworth died tragically in a fire at her studio in St Ives. The studio is now a museum dedicated to her work."
I can't link to the photos I took of Hepworth's studio, because they were stored on my old laptop (now gone) altho they did appear on the original ILTV (which some of you were familiar with, now also gone) - but perhaps, in the progress of my life, that will become one of the "holes" thru which I appreciate the inside and the outside of the figure?