Chain of Life

1968

Clay. 89 x 20 x 23 cm

Also entitled Human Spiral

Two vertical female figures are interlocked, their legs intertwined in the form of a manacle. The acrobatic posture is elevated to a metaphor of womanhood as living entity, forging an eternal chain of being.  The tactile,  curves flowing  upwards towards the featureless face of the female figure above exude an feeling of  organic  growth and at the same time a sense of spiritual infinity.  

 © Kaplan Centre

Images reproduced by kind permission of Louis Wald

The Life and Art of

HERMAN WALD

(1906-1970)