Henry Moore in a Sheep Meadow
MATERIAL: metal: bronze
DIMENSIONS: overall: 94 in x 138 in x 88 in
EDITION: mold taken from original piece (in mixed media)
CREDIT: Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier
© Red Grooms, Member of Artists Rights Society (ARS), photo: Ken Ek
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Red Grooms is well-known for his witty, brightly colored figurative sculptures and "sculpto-pictoramas," clever and imaginative environments that relate in some ways to movie sets and the artist’s own experiences in film production. Grooms often focuses on portraying artists, sports figures, tradesmen, and movie stars in his work with affection and humor. 'Henry Moore in a Sheep Meadow' is a humorous tribute to the famed English sculptor, who preferred his sculptures (with their horizontal, organic compositions relating to land masses) placed on sites in the rolling contours of the countryside. Here Moore has been metamorphosed into a sculpture resembling his own biomorphic style.