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Single Form (Memorial), 1961-62 (this edition cast in 1963-64)

Barbara Hepworth

  • Medium:
    Cast bronze, bronze self-base
  • Dimensions:
    200 × 25.4 × 312 cm, base: 122cmx91cmx8cm.
  • Collection:
    Battersea Park boating lake, London, England

This sculpture seems to breathe life of its own, exuding a profound, calming presence. The distinctive hole in the work marks a contrast between emptiness and fullness, inside and outside. It acts as a portal to see through, and beyond. Single Form (Memorial) also blends together abstract forms with familiar shapes: it could be a torso, a hand, an eye or a rising sun overlooking the water.