"I have always had a great liking for trees, and for tree trunks in particular. I like the bare trees in winter more perhaps than the summer trees in full leaf. The trunks of trees have, for me, a connection with the human body - their limbs branch out like arms and legs from the trunk of a figure. For me, too, trees have a definite affinity with sculpture. The immobility of a tree, rooted in the ground, has the kind of stability that I like in sculpture. (A sculpture jumping off its pedestal is something I greatly dislike.)"
- Henry Moore quoted in 'Henry Moore: Drawings 1969-79', Wildenstein, New York, 1979