Henry Moore - on space and form

Added on by lauren frances evans.

"... there was and still is an interest among young sculptors in space more than in solid form, and an armature has a more obvious sense of space about it, more than a single solid form has. But one gets to know eventually that the understanding of space is only the understanding of form... I you hold your hand as I am doing now, the shape that those fingers would enclose if I were holding an apple would be different from the shape if I were holding a pear. If you can tell what it is, then you know what space is. That is space and form. You can't understand space without being able to understand form and to understand form you must be able to understand space..."