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This image above was my favourite Hepworth sculpture because it said different things. I liked the contrast of the sharp angular edges, somthing that is not common in her work, against the soft gentle holes. It reminded me of many things, firstly of those things you find at fairs and peirs where you insert your head into the holes and become part of a photo that tells a story. Many people can hide themselves behind the characters, likewise this sculpture seemed to offer protection a place where you could hide but still be in touch with your surroundings through the holes. However It also reminded me of the stocks from the middle ages, where people would be trapped as a punishment. I found it strange how it could bring such contrasting pictures to mind.

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