Barbara Hepworth was a pioneering figure for abstract sculpture. Her contributions are often viewed in tandem with her near exact contemporary Henry Moore, yet Hepworth remained steadfast in her commitment to nonrepresentational imagery. She developed a language based on organic forms whose mass was often opened or pierced to reveal the significance of space and volume. In this sculpture, the two forms differ but share a common bond in mass, space and color. As a result, the interconnectedness of these nonrepresentational works suggests a relationship, as indicated in the title.
Barbara Hepworth. Summer Dance, 1971. Bronze, 40 x 54 x 30 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Alan Bowness, Barbara Hepworth Estate.