Responses: Henry Moore’s Sheep Sketchbook (1980).

The sculptor Henry Moore saw a stark link between the rock that was both his material and inspiration, and the grazing calmness of sheep.  The animals stand out in the landscape in the same, oblique way, providing an aesthetic of both fitting in and being anomalous; they litter the vista in a way that is puzzling and warmly mysterious.  Roger Deakin saw this relationship himself … Continue reading Responses: Henry Moore’s Sheep Sketchbook (1980).

Responses: Disappearance At Sea (1996) – Tacita Dean.

When last in Edinburgh, I managed to catch the Another Minimalism exhibition at Fruitmarket Gallery.  The aim of the curation was to look at altered experience through the fluctuating relationships between light and colour, featuring an array of colourful, physically intangible works by the likes of Carol Bove, Robert Irwin and Ann Veronica Janssens.  The highlight, however, was a work that was more tangible, both … Continue reading Responses: Disappearance At Sea (1996) – Tacita Dean.