Tactile form – Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This weekend the Word/Photo Challenge from GC and me is  ‘Aesthetically Appealing’.

Aesthetically Appealing – A phrase that defines as attractive and inviting, something that gives pleasure through beauty, but we all know that ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ So, what appeals to you, what awakens your sensory perception?

Well a piece from a favourite sculptress for this weekend,

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 as sculpture you must walk around it, bend toward it, touch it and walk away from it. – Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures always make me want to physically interact with them, to behold their aesthetic form with as many senses that are available to me.  Alas however so often they are surrounded by do not touch signs, perhaps we need replicas, so that we can interface with these objects in the way the artist intended!

‘Tactile form’, The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St. Ives, 2014.
Tactile form



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