This work is carved in , dug from fields in Cumbria. The bone or stone-like shapes reflect Moore’s interest in organic and inorganic forms, while the incised lines echo both prehistoric stone carving and the work of Pablo Picasso. The individual pieces appear , but also evoke a reclining female body, as Moore explained:
I realised what an advantage a separated... could have in relating figures to . Knees and breasts are mountains. Once these... parts become separated you don’t expect it to be a naturalistic figure: therefore you can justifiably make it like a landscape or not.
Gallery label, September 2004
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