Sources of Inspiration

When president Linda Shinn’s message for the January newsletter, I started looking for images to use as illustration for it.  I thought of a new year and a new day and starting fresh.  I looked at pictures of dawn, and sunrises, and winter sunrises—and I found lots of beautiful images, but nothing quite right.  Then I started searching for Henry Moore and discovered the Henry Moore Foundation and Perry Green. Henry Moore’s home, sculpture gardens and studios, located in Hertfordshire, 30 miles north of London.
Sheep Piece by Henry Moore,1971-72
Sara Richard’s photograph of Moore’s sculpture seemed a perfectly appropriate illustration.  I loved the flock of sheep grazing in the background and the overcast sky and the lush green grass.  I am grateful for her kind permission to use it in our January newsletter. This piece was designed by Moore for the field where the sheep lived. They shelter under it and love to rub up against it. The bottom of the sculpture is thick with oil and grease from their wool!