|found object: flint nodule
||[Apr. 20th, 2010|01:26 am]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
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found on a building site in a big pile of soil.
apparently this kind of thing was quite an inspiration for henry moore:
'It was partly through his study of organic objects that Moore developed an understanding of the natural materials he used for his sculpture (wood and stone) and of the constructive principles that give vitality to inert matter. For example, he observed in the flint pebbles that he collected on the Norfolk coastline, 'the principle of the opposition of bumps and hollows' that informed much of his own work. Likewise, the sense of an inner structure pressing against an outer surface, apparent in many of the sculptures in this display, was for him related to the way in which bones push against and define flesh.'