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The Embrace 1.

1965

Bronze. 24 x 61 x 26 cm

This sculpture belongs to the mystical union-motif  of Herman Wald’s final period. The embrace of the reclining couple forms a circular  movement, their heads cradled in the encircling arms of the male figure. The languorous downward thrust unites the figures with nature and the  earth  and their smooth, sleek forms and  flowing curves pressing downward have an organic quality. The rhythm and flow of the composition has a strong, tactile appeal.