Barbara Hepworth DBE was an English sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism, and with such contemporaries as Ivon Hitchens, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Naum Gabo she helped to develop modern art in Britain.
Tides I Partially painted wood (holly) Hepworth was one of the foremost British artists of the twentieth Century and is internationally acclaimed as one of the major sculptors of her time. (information from the Tate Gallery website)
Barbara Hepworth - Pelagos, Elm wood with colour and strings, I chose this sculpture because I think it looks almost like a fruit peeling in the shape of it. I like the way it curls round on itself smoothly which gives it an elegant feel.