Barbara Hepworth

1903 - 1975 / English

Barbara Hepworth was particularly rigorous in her approach to creating a design for an Ascher Square. The practice of working in sculpture and in three dimensions is an interesting lens through which to view her scarf design. A scarf is a two-dimensional work which when worn is transformed into a three dimensional object, and Hepworth appears keenly aware of this in the structure of her composition. Her work has one symmetrical plane which gives it structure, yet it is textured throughout with an irregular scratching pattern which assures a different impression from each side.

Henry Moore Françoise Gilot