Torsos

1968

Wood. 67 x 32 x 20 cm

With this double figure Herman Wald once more  returned to  carving with which he always regained stability.  The release of the  image from the narrow  tree trunk is the result of the artist’s personal  interaction with the wood. The two intertwined figures  support each other.  The void created by their legs is filled with energy. With his high degree of finish Herman Wald utilized the glow of the red grain.  In its powerful rhythmicality it  captures the spirit of Africa.   

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Images reproduced by kind permission of Louis Wald

The Life and Art of

HERMAN WALD

(1906-1970)