These drawings are from a series of six in which Noble drew the entirety of Henry Moore’s sculptures from the six-volume catalogue of the sculptor’s work. The drawn sculptures appear as a mass of overlapping lines being, Noble says, ‘bellmerised’ (after artist Hans Bellmer) as they overlay each other. The more Noble’s drawings of sculptures overlap, the flatter they appear. Although the titles, Volume, refer to the Moore catalogue, they also evoke the cumulative ‘volume’ of the sculptures that the drawings represent.
Gallery label, September 2016