The shapes of the six sculptures of Six Formes are derived from the sections of Barbara Hepworth’s monumental bronze sculpture Single Form in the forecourt of the United Nations complex in New York. Commissioned for a new international high school on the outskirts of Geneva, Six Formes is fabricated in solid reinforced concrete. The six sculptures are conceived to be placed randomly in the school’s large, courtyard garden like sections of a broken Greek column at an archaeological site. The “connecting” surfaces, where the original six sections would have touched, have been broken with a pneumatic hammer, revealing the aggregate, and the sculptures’ remaining smooth surfaces are left untreated to encourage weathering, lichen and plant growth.


Sculptures installed at the Lycée International, Saint-Genis-Pouilly, France. Commissioned by the Region Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne


Six Formes

Terence Gower, 2017

Six sculptures in solid, reinforced, red-tinted concrete. Largest sculpture: 238 x 234 x 63 cm


Link: Project Site