Man and his Soul
Clay. 50 x 44 x 18 cm
Two figures with outstretched arms float in a circle. Their bodies suggest a centrifugal force that expands into the sphere of spiritual transformation. In Jewish mystical belief, also held by Herman Wald, the sacred union between man and woman brings harmony to the universe.
In 2012 a posthumously enlarged version of this sculpture was placed in front of the Department of Law at the western campus of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, staking out Wald’s personal domain of the city, erected by Wald’s two sons, Michael and Louis, as a tribute to their father.