Henry’s larger than life sculptures are captured in static moments, trapped in their stance and subject to the artist’s depictions of human emotion and experience. The attentiveness the artist has shown to the modelling and subtle colouring gives Catafalque an unavoidable strength of character and intensity. Henry’s work has a dramatic painterly quality and in Catafalque, the man’s skin resembles the texture of thick and fleshy brushstrokes. A catafalque is a platform upon which to raise a coffin during a funeral service. In Catafalque, by distorting realism with a larger than human scale, Henry subtly counteracts the connotations of death, instead creating a sense of the figure’s own mortality, of peace and of reflection—aided by the expression on the figure’s face which Henry has rendered as pensive, dream–like, almost stoic.