You probably know that I greatly admire the sculpture of Henry Moore and whilst browsing the web I discovered the following quotes, most of which I thoroughly agree with. I hope you enjoy them.
There are universal shapes to which everyone is subconsciously conditioned and to which they can respond if their conscious control does not shut them off.
A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things
A piece of sculpture can have a hole through it and not be weakened if the hole is of a studied size, shape, and direction.
Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing.
I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’.
It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.
There is a right physical size for every idea
Our knowledge of shape and form remains, in general, a mixture of visual and of tactile experiences… A child learns about roundness from handling a ball far more than from looking at it.