Robert A.Hefner III Collection,
Aspen, USA



The joy of sculpting children comes from seeing their INNOCENCE. How was I to try and capture this sense of purity, their joy and lightness ?

I found the answer to this question when I came across Hogarth's diagram of `The Analysis of Beauty', in which he shows that the line of Grace is represented by a fine wire, properly twisted around the figure of a cone. He then goes on to say "yet there is but one precise line, properly to be called the line of beauty...number 4". For me Beauty and Innocence go hand in hand.

The Lines of Grace also feature in the Andalusian Tiles. which in turn are used in other sculptures.

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