Public Art Walk

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

5. "Three-Piece Reclining Figure: Draped"

Columbus Museum of Art

480 E. Broad St., Discovery District

The distinctive bronze sculpture sitting in front of the Columbus Museum of Art is by British sculptor Henry Moore, whose abstract pieces are found as public art around the world. In fact, seven castings were made of this particular sculpture, said museum spokeswoman Nancy Colvin. Others can be found at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as at museums in Denmark, Sweden and Tehran.

Reclining figures were a favorite subject for Moore, who completed this one in 1975. Meant to convey a feeling of serenity, the figure is composed of several separate pieces. Moore once said of his work: "Sculpture should always at first sight have some obscurities, and further meanings. People should want to go on looking and thinking; it should never tell all about itself immediately."