Moelwyn MerchantPierced Oval Form, c. 1960s
Height including base: 12 inches
Inscribed to base
Note: In 1964 the distinguished academic, poet and priest, Moelwyn Merchant, began to make sculptures under the influence of his friend Barbara Hepworth. 'When Barbara Hepworth with a single challenge - "Let's see if you have hands" - had enabled me to break out of my obsession with words, sculpture became a third vocation as natural and inevitable as the first two, of priest and academic.' Merchant also collaborated with other artists including John Piper.