Working Model for Divided Oval: Butterfly
Henry Moore was deeply interested in nature and organic forms, which lead to his pioneering work in abstraction. Although this sculpture is not a literal interpretation of a butterfly, it suggests the general contours and symmetry of wings and the grace and beauty of their movements.
Henry Moore. Working Model for Divided Oval: Butterfly, conceived 1967. Bronze, 23.5 x 38.63 x 25.25 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer and Peter C. and Pat Cook. © The Henry Moore Foundation.