The Garden Guide

Moore, Henry

Born - Died : 1898 - ?

English sculptor with a great sensitivity to the placing of his work in the outdoor landscape. The Standing Figure Knife Edge, in Greenwich Park, is an example of a work which he placed himself, in a discreet location on the edge of the escarpment. Henry Moore's inspiration was drawn from natural forms. He wrote that 'For me a work must first have a vitality of its own. I do not mean a reflection of the vitality of live, of movement, physical action, frisking dancing figures, and so on, but that a work can have in it a pent-up energy, an intense life of its own, independent of the object it may represent'. It is interesting to see Henry Moore's sculptures placed in his own garden, now managed by a foundation and richly endowed by the sculptor.

Gardens designed by Moore, Henry