The Easel

Edinburgh Art Festival, review: ‘hit-and-miss’

Phyllida Barlow has never felt drawn to British sculpture’s “moral tradition” – the beautifully crafted works of Moore and Hepworth. She prefers humble materials – timber offcuts, cement, foam – to create monumental sculptures with both presence and intimacy. “On one level, it is chaotic in a preschool way [but] has sufficient heft and intrigue to remain compelling”. An excellent video about her 2014 Tate show is here.