whilst researching Hepworth, I discover this:

"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?

8 comments:

Dave said...

You old silly-billy. Didn't you have any back-ups? I have at least two sets of all my work, and three sets of irreplaceable things, like photos.

But then, I'm just Mr Perfect.

Except for my mind at the moment - ah and my body, of course.

Rimshot said...

I,S,LT: I just adore how you apply the abstract concept of 'holes' as it relates to art to your life.

You have the most wonderful mind! I'm quite jealous, indeed.

Rimshot said...

oo, there should be a 'V' in there somewhere.

I, still, like the views said...

dave the only back-up I know about is when your back is up against the wall

and you have a blindfold on

and someone has a loaded fire arm pointed in your direction

shot :-) (you woulnd't want my mind right now - let the drugs have an affect first. . .)

mig bardsley said...

I agree with rimshot. And your mind is still the same mind - just having a break from too much stuff. You still find ways to amaze and delight.

(I seem to have mislaid an inhibition or three-do kick me if I'm being ott)

I, still, like the views said...

don't think you could ever be OTT, darling mig. . .

not here, anyhow

:-)

Mel said...

<---doesn't know what 'ott' but can't believe Mig to be any less that absolutely wonderful!

And 'holes' are defined by who--one ending is another beginning, yaknow.

mig bardsley said...

:)