Sculpture is like a journey. You have a different view as you return. The three-dimensional world is full of surprises in a way that a two-dimensional world could never be.-Henry Moore.
In My opinion, long and intense study of the human figure is the necessary foundation for a sculptor. The human figure is most complex and subtle and difficult to grasp in form and construction, and so it makes the most exacting form for study and comprehension.-Henry Moore.
"Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit by which nature herself is animated."
"Art, moreover, is taste. It is the reflection of the artist's heart upon all the objects that he creates."
"When you carve, never see the form in length, but always in thickness. Never consider a surface except as the extremity of a volume, as the point, more or less large, which it directs to you."
"When a good sculptor models a statue, whatever it is,he must first clearly conceive the general idea; then, until his task is ended, he must keep this idea of the whole in his mind in order to subordinate and ally to it every smallest detail of his work. And this is not accomplished without an intense effort of mind and concentration of thought."