Client: Private collection
Location: Palm Desert, CA, United States
Completion date: 2018
Hohmann Fine Art
Director of Operations/Fabricator
Julian Voss-Andreae, Inc.
Drawing direct inspiration from the artists’s background in quantum physics, “Elective Affinities” are two figures leaning against each other and becoming one. Made up of vertically oriented, thin stainless steel sheets, the sculpture seems to consist of solid metal when seen from the front, but virtually disappears when seen from the side.
A standing male and female figure leaning against and pushing each other, in a pose suggesting opposition as much as attraction. The hands, pushing into the opposite figure, seem to merge with the other body. The heads morph into one, with the faces touching, sharing common metal slabs which makes full visual separation of the two bodies impossible.