The Lovers 3

1968

Clay. 57 x 20 x 5 cm

The two figures converge in the fluid lines of the number “8” which according to Jewish Mysticism  signifies “new beginning”,  perfection and the awareness of the transcendental.  Herman Wald in his last  period  concentrated on primal energy wrought by love, as expressed by other  sculptures of his final period (See fig. 35). The void below emphasizes the tightness of the union of the co-joined figures above which unite the curves into a solid entity.

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Images reproduced by kind permission of Louis Wald

The Life and Art of

HERMAN WALD

(1906-1970)