Along with Henry Moore, Hepworth was a pioneering figure working toward a common abstracted style. She is known the world over for her organic forms and she was the first to successfully pierce solid forms in contrast to the tradition that approached sculpture as a solid mass. In this work, the interconnectedness of the figures and the title suggest a relationship.
Barbara Hepworth. Summer Dance, 1971. Bronze, 40 x 54 x 30 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Alan Bowness, Barbara Hepworth Estate.