This work embodies solidity: the organic, wedge-like forms slice through the sky. There is tension between the two segments as they stretch upwards side by side. The space separating them is a ravine, cutting a swathe through to the view behind.
Moore grew up in Castleford, an industrial town in the north of England. Within only a few miles of his home were the hills and dales of Yorkshire, an area renowned for its majestic scenery. On family expeditions he would explore the rugged countryside strewn with rocks and boulders - monumental organic forms peppering the landscape.
This work is familiar to our nation, as a cast stands in Parliament Square, in London, and often forms the backdrop for televised interviews.