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Tsai & Yoshikawa, Henry Moore Plinth

Public sculpture commissioned by Chelsea College of Arts and the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan

October 2015

Tsai & Yoshikawa were commissioned to produce a public sculpture by Chelsea College of Arts and the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan.  The artist's have taken inspiration from the courtyard's absent iconic split-figure sculpture by Henry Moore.

 

Their version is a bench-like sculpture, inspired by Moore's works 'King and Queen' and 'Mother and Child'.  As the viewer moves around the sculpture, Moore's explanation of how two abstract forms allow us to explore the relation of the work to the landscape.  The piece offers endless visual possibilities, of the two parts being separated and reconnected from all different angles.  On closer inspection it reveals intricate details of abstract shapes, patterns and textures that dance with the changing light.