Super Ego

1968

Clay. 76 x 17 x 17 cm

This figure  is akin to the earlier “Triple Personality” (Fig. 26) . The three females have been replaced by male figures and are fused  into a smooth, sleek, glossy, mechanical unit, given a highly reflective glaze.  Their features  have turned into voids.  The machine-handle-arms and stylized hands are part of the three cavities of the torso. This surrealistic sculpture, shaped like a missile, reflects Herman Wald’s dark side and expresses menace and threat. The  Vietnam war was  raging at the time and spreading its shadow over the world.

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Images reproduced by kind permission of Louis Wald

The Life and Art of

HERMAN WALD

(1906-1970)