Chapter 02

The artist’s hand gently ripping the paper, polishing the metal or sanding the wood. These work are tangible, with a strong emotional force. Pieces that invite you to explore, to touch. With your eyes or fingers, gentility exploring the shape. 

The sculptor Barbara Hepworth:
“I think every sculpture must be touched, it’s part of the way you make it and it’s really our first sensibility, it is the sense of feeling, it is first one we have when we’re born. I think every person looking at a sculpture should use his own body. You can’t look at a sculpture if you are going to stand stiff as a ram rod and stare at it, with a sculpture you must walk around it, bend toward it, touch it and walk away from it.”