Rolling Over Figure
McWilliam was a contemporary and friend of Henry Moore. McWilliam tended to work in series, exploring a theme in a succession of variations and abstractions. This is one of several “Figure” works in which McWilliam abstracted how the human form turns, stands, or sits up.
For the Young (and Young at Heart)
Look closely at this sculpture. You might find shapes that suggest a face. But what other non-human forms are suggested? Do you see a tail? Or maybe some parts of some kind of bug?
F.E. McWilliam, Ireland, Rolling Over Figure, 1963; Bronze.