Size (H x W cm) approx: 22 x 20
For sale: £75
What the artist says:
My weaving seeks to evoke the experience of seeing the Hepworth Museum in Wakefield. I focused on the hollow cave-like shapes and the rhythmic quality which I particularly liked in her sculpture ‘Curved forms, pavane’ and also the contemplative nature of the work; the feeling of peace and serenity her sculptures generate.
Hepworth was a child of Wakefield, growing up in and inspired by the Yorkshire landscape, long before the surroundings of St Ives became a passion. Thus the concept fulfils the ‘social history’ theme. While her sculptures display her interest in using, not only the traditional materials of bronze and marble but also slate, stone, plaster, wood and aluminium, materials frequently used in the building industry thus relating to the industrial archaeology theme. What was important to her was maintaining truth to her materials, creating a sculpture which conveyed their qualities. In this respect the sculptor is not so different from the weaver for whom the textural qualities of her yarns dictate and influence the direction she follows.