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Rochester

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Working Model for Knife Edge Two Piece 1962 (LH 504)

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bronze
length 71cm


Embodying the feeling of a journey through a magnificent landscape, the gap between the two forms allows just enough space for passage between the narrow chasm walls. The shapes rise and fall unexpectedly; a sharp edge cuts across the sky. Smooth amber curves are relieved by roughly textured areas with traces of deep natural green patina. Moore has achieved a sense of equilibrium, a delicate balance between elegance of line and monumentality. The original inspiration came from a bone fragment. Moore admired the structural and sculptural properties of bones, their combination of lightness and strength, and referred to the bones of birds in particular as having the ‘the lightweight fineness of a knife-blade’.