Deborah Emont-Scott wrote about this motif in Moore’s sculptural work: "Moore’s initial interest in the internal/external form was realised in a mid-1930s series of drawings of a malangan figure from New Ireland, Oceania. Moore wrote: '… the carvings of New Ireland have, besides their vicious kind of vitality, a unique spatial sense, a bird-in-a-cage form.' Through the decades, Moore turned from the vertical stance of his internal/external forms to renderings of this motif in a horizontal position, which now became a reclining figure. In this highly abstracted sculpture, the internal and external sections look more like a landscape element than a human figure" (D. Mitchinson, ed., Celebrating Moore: Works from the Collection of The Henry Moore Foundation, London, 1998, p. 298).
According to the Henry Moore Foundation, Interior Form was cast in an edition of seven plus one artist's proof.
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