Clay. 17 x 74 x 17cm
Wald enigmatically referred to this piece as “Psst”, which may mean: “Hush” – implying a secret. He felt himself on the threshold of a break-through. The work encompasses his entire artistic journey from the fluidity of Anton Hanak and Totila Albert to the spiritual transformation through the utmost reduction of form. The muse, a birdlike creature hovers over the face of the reclining figure which forms a receptacle, echoed in her vessel-like wings. The winged muse is the numinous spirit of creative inspiration, the vehicle of transformation, here conceived as a metaphorical antithesis of Brancusi’s “Sleeping Muse” (1910).