04 - 29 - 20
On recommendation from Tutor Tom I began to research the work on Henry Moore, more specifically his sketching style. I believe Tom felt I would have been drawn to Moore’s industrial material based sculptures however it were his sketches that particularly struck me:
I do appreciate his physical sculptures too, however personally Moore’s sketch work comes across almost automatic in its free flowing form. After a miniature study of ‘Composition’ and ‘Girl’ I experienced the friction of trying to stay true to the artist sketch whilst also keeping my hand free in the manner the original was created in.
Detail studies of Henry Moore, CH, 'Girl' 1931. The free flow form of Henry Moore's sculpture sketches I use to help my mark making flow in a more natural manner.
(Above right): Henry Moore OM, 'Composition', 1932.
Taken from the private collection of the Henry Moore Foundation.