Reclining Mother and Child

“The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do.”
― Henry Moore

Reclining Mother and Child, Henry Moore, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Right at the entrance to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in New Orleans is this sculpture by Henry Moore.

I like to compare it to another, more abstract, Henry Moore sculptures… one of my favorites here in Dallas, The Dallas Piece, in front of City Hall.

Henry Moore’s Dallas Piece, barricaded for the Turkey Trot.

During the art event Nasher XChange, a pink arrow was added by Rachel Harrison, who called it Moore to the Point. It was pretty cool, and only temporary.

Rachel Harrison, Moore to the Point, City Hall Plaza (click to enlarge)

Amanda Popken, in front of Moore to the Point (click to enlarge)

There is also a small version, a model, of the sculpture at the Nasher. A polished coppery gold, I like to take blurred photos of people walking past it.

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
Nasher Sculpture Center Dallas, Texas

Striding Figure

“Well, I always know what I want. And when you know what you want–you go toward it. Sometimes you go very fast, and sometimes only an inch a year. Perhaps you feel happier when you go fast. I don’t know. I’ve forgotten the difference long ago, because it really doesn’t matter, so long as you move.”

― Ayn Rand, We the Living

Striding Figure (Rome I), Thomas Houseago, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden