The three organic forms of Working Model for Three Piece No. 3: Vertebrae were inspired by stones and sheep’s bones Henry Moore found while walking around his farm in England.
The dimensions of time and space are essential to Moore’s expression as a sculptor. Viewers must experience the sculpture in the round to fully understand the dynamic relationship of these interlocking shapes. From one side they appear to fuse into a single mass; from another the individuality of the three forms becomes clear. This changeable quality might also suggest human relationships as they evolve over time.