MARGARET HOWELL FOR TATE
Barbara Hepworth is one of a few special people who have inspired me – through her work, her life, and her style. She was a woman to roll up her sleeves, and a woman who needed pockets – for chisel, pencil, and pebbles from the beach.
I recognise her world – I had early holidays in St Ives and some time living in the Yorkshire Dales – and share her affinity with the rugged form of these landscapes, and the textures of wood, stone and plant.
I connect with her independence, strength and hands-on approach as an artist, but also with her choice of work clothes and the way she wore them.
These pieces were designed to celebrate her spirit and I like to think she would have been happy to wear them.
– Margaret Howell
Read more about the exhibition here.