Epidauros II, 1961

epidauros sculpture
epidauros sculpture
Zoomed in epidauros sculpture

Barbara Hepworth
British, 1903-1975 

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32 x 27 x 16 inches

Location at the Arboretum

This piece by Hepworth is typical of her early work and succeeds in creating a work that seems to expand and breathe. Hepworth preferred her work to be shown outside and believed sculpture 'grows' in the open light and with the movement of the sun, space and sky above. It was likely inspired by the architecture and surrounding landscape of the ancient Greek city of Epidaurus.

Gift of Alfred Harrison and Ingrid Lenz Harrison, 2017.