Members of our community may be interested to know that Barbara Hepworth’s 1968 bronze sculpture entitled ‘Six Forms (2 x 3)’, which had been on loan to Experimental Psychology since the early days of the Tinbergen building has now been moved to the entrance hall of the Weston library (Broad Street), so it can be viewed by everyone
The sculpture is a deconstruction and elaboration of Hepworth’s ‘Single Form’ which stands in front of the United Nations building in New York. The Six Forms are created by a single off vertical cut and two horizontal cuts. The resulting forms have then been developed in various ways and reorganised into three pieces. You will notice that the surfaces of the pieces vary considerably with a green patina being evident on some surfaces. An interesting grain is also visible in the base plate. It has been suggested that the particular orientations of the forms is partly based on shapes that Hepworth observed when viewing the Isles of Scilly from a small boat that was being moved around by strong currents.