'Squares With Two Circles'
Abercromby Square, Liverpool University, Liverpool L3

Picture taken on Saturday 15th April 2006, by Jonathan P. Neill

Sculptor: Barbara Hepworth
Installed: 1969
Material: Bronze on a concrete base

Barbara Hepworth (1903-1976) created three casts of this design from 1963. One is in Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield, the second is in The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. Hepworth also designed the platform in which this cast sits on the eastern perimeter of Abercromby Square. The design dates from the period when the sculptor had moved from carving in wood and plaster to working with metals and casting. The upright slab is said to reference Neolithic Standing Stones and the circles indicate her interest at that time in the relationship between occupied and empty space with the relationship of the two loosely scaled on the human form.

Sources:
Nasher Sculpture Center
Wikipedia

Alan Maycock 2007

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