Stoddart’s work is in the tradition of neo-classicism and has attracted much controversy. This bust of Henry Moore was conceived in response to a widely held view that Moore’s work (and that of many other celebrated modern artists) is ‘classical’. In making an aggressively neo-classical bust of Moore, Stoddart wishes to attack such blurred definitions and restore some precision to our understanding of what is classical – and what is not. Stoddart stated "to put it bluntly, Henry Moore does not make monuments, that function which put classicism on earth". Commanding and imposing, the bust sits on a plinth over two metres high and was cast in bronze by the Powderhall Foundry, Edinburgh.