Spring was cast from an elmwood carving, Oval Form with Strings and Colour, that Hepworth had completed in 1965. Its rounded egg-like form is juxtaposed by the tense elements of the strings that cut through the centre. This contrast between hard and soft, curves and lines, solids and voids is a quintessential aspect of Hepworth’s abstraction.


  • Title: Spring (Arts Council Collection)
  • Creator: Barbara Hepworth
  • Date Created: 1966
  • Physical Dimensions: 774 x 570 x 530
  • Rights: Arts Council Collection. Barbara Hepworth © Bowness.
  • Medium: Bronze with strings

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