La Femme

1969

Clay. 76 x 23 x 17 cm

This work represents one of a trio of abstract sculptures representing Sex, Hunger (Fig. 53) and Conquest (Fig. 55). According to Herman Wald these are the three driving forces of mankind. The elongated female figure, abstracted to  its most  minimal form,  represents in an inverted view the shape of a phallus, male and female having fused into one entity. 

 © Kaplan Centre

Images reproduced by kind permission of Louis Wald

The Life and Art of

HERMAN WALD

(1906-1970)