Embracing Each Other
Size: 18.5″h x 12″w x 6″d
Available in: Bronze, Cold cast bronze, Cold cast marble
Inspired by the following poetic verse: “We are all like angels with only one wing, and the only way we can fly is by embracing each other.” Luciano De Crescenzo
This engaging sculpture is a perfect epitome of the verse that inspired Delesprie. Caught in-flight, the loving couple depict a connectedness that goes beyond the corporal. The male has his face turned in the direction of their journey. His attitude and stance reflect understanding that he was created with physical strength to protect his mate, which he demonstrates by a protective arm encircling the waist of his beloved. She, with arms clasped over her heart, nestles her head against her mate secure in his loving embrace, yet respectful of the differences between them.
As in any intimate relationship, it takes two joining together with one mind and purpose. Each brings unique qualities the other desperately needs. Delesprie sculpted each partner’s wing proportionate to his or her physical dimension. The male’s is larger but he would remain unable to fly were it not for the wing of the female, which is more delicate in appearance and strength. Her assistance is required to ensure forward movement.
“Embracing Each Other” is mounted on a granite base and includes a plaque, cast with the above referenced poem.
– Allison Garner