Herbert George

Part and Whole

2014–2017

In many respects these works are a continuation of previous sculptures in that they are based upon aspects of photographs of victims of war, classical drapery, and in two cases—my hands. The primary difference here is that I am combining two stones and I make the juncture between them the focus of the work. A simple question is embedded in these sculptures: What is the difference between part and whole in any physical object? How do I know where one begins and the other leaves off?