Henry Moore, “Reclining Connected Forms” 1969–1974 

The Artist: Henry Moore (British, B. 1898; D 1986) was an artist and sculptor, and was the most celebrated sculptor of his time. Often regarded as the father of modern British sculpture, Henry Moore’s large-scale bronze and marble sculptures can be found in public parks and plazas around the world. Working in various styles and mediums, Moore is perhaps best known for his highly abstract and interpretive renditions of the human figure, often portrayed in the reclining position.

The Installation: Moore created more than one of this sculpture, some in bronze, some in stone. Moore’s abstractions, such as this one, of the human figure usually depict mother and child or reclining forms.