Hello, Hello.

The site will remain in quietude on the front end a bit longer this spring. However, there are a great number of dance steps happening on the back end as I prepare to move AQ-V to a new address and platform soon!

–Amy

Winged Figure II, 1957 (Bronze with plaster and wire) / Photo © Amy Collier
Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio
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I have long admired the work of British sculptor Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975), Britain’s highly regarded female modern artist. I am fortunate to live near a modern art museum in my neighborhood with a handful of Hepworth sculptures from their permanent collection on display. Additionally, there is an outdoor Hepworth sculpture group installed on the campus of a nearby university as well. However, unfortunately at the time I took the photo there was construction on campus so I was not able to get a full clean shot… another day.

I would love to pay a visit to the Tate’s Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St. Ives—what was formerly Hepworth’s home and studio in Cornwall from 1949 until her death in 1975; and the Hepworth Wakefield—a museum recently opened in 2011 in Yorkshire where Hepworth was born.

To see many more sculptures from Hepworth’s prolific art career visit barbarahepworth.org.uk. There you can also learn a great deal about her life and work.

Hollow Form with Strings, 1944 (Wood with string and paint) / Photo © Amy Collier
Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio

Cantate Domino, 1958 (Bronze) / Photo © Amy Collier
(BH 244, edition of 6), casts at Tate; Middelheimpark, Antwerp; Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo

barbarahepworth.org.uk

Cantate Domino, 1958 (Bronze), photographed with Hepworth at Trewyn / Photo © Hepworth Estate

barbarahepworth.org.uk

Conversation with Magic Stones, 1973 (Bronze) / Photo © Amy Collier
(BH 567, edition of 3 groups plus 4 sets of individual sculptures), complete groups at Tate (Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives); Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

barbarahepworth.org.uk

Winged Figure II, 1957 (Bronze with plaster and wire) / Photo © Amy Collier
Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio