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The holes in Henry Moore's sculptures are a way of playing with mass and space. For simple definitions, mass is any part of the sculpture that has a physical weight and space is any part of the sculpture, such as a hole, that does not.

Using holes makes the sculpture more abstract, and as a less literal representation of an object it can make the observer think more about that artistic choice. It can make the absent part more important or less important than the rest of the piece, and lends itself as a natural focal point.

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