Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Fibrefusion at Henry Moore




Yesterday I spend the most wonderful day at the Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Hertfordshire Henry Moore Foundation It was a day trip with the textile group Fiberfusion. Very recently I had the honor to be asked if I wanted to join this very advanced textile group. This was only my second time meeting with Fiberfusion Fiberfusion But what a day! What more can one ask for: Great company, fantastic weather, a superb pub lunch in one of these very old, timber framed English country pubs AND the most impressive sculptures placed in natural surroundings, with lots and lots of open space around them. The sculptures were allowed to express themselves, not being crowded by one another (or city scape's for that matter. Very powerful. Three of the sculptures were placed amongst grazing sheep. One was on its own little mound, but two of them were actually the field. Over the years the sheep had polished an area/ring around the sculptures in sheep height, giving that area a lighter golden colour. It was lovely. The Marquette room was very exciting. There it was possible to view some of Henry Moore's design inspirations and his first attempts creating mini sculptures, playing and familiarizing himself with the shapes. In this area of England (East Anglia)there is a lot of huge flint stones/blocks in the ground, and one of Henry Moores returning design source were these big lumps of organic shaped flint stone. I didn't know that. It was a beautiful day out.

7 comments:

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

Thank you for sharing as I travel vicariously through your post!

Julie B said...

Thank you for posting your little adventure! I have sheep and I love Henry Moores work, so the idea of having his sculptures in a sheep paddock intriqued me! I hope your outing inspires you to greater creative adventures!

whoatemycrayons said...

What a lovely way to spend a day, out with friends, enjoying some wonderful art!

aka Miss Kim said...

Such a neat juxtaposition having the sculptures with the sheep!

Stacie Brown said...

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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SewDanish-Scandinavian Textile Art, Unique Handmade Supplies said...

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. I really appreciate them. It really was such a lovely day out.....
Birgitte