MATERIAL: metal: bronze
DIMENSIONS: overall: 17 ft x 5 ft x 4 ft
EDITION: Edition, 1/9
CREDIT: Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier
© Artist's Estate
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The characteristic quality of Benshalom's work, the sense of closeness and personal interaction, is strongly expressed in his cast bronze sculpture, 'First Love'. Perched atop a stucco wall, the two figures are engaged in an intimate moment unaware of their surroundings and solely focusing their attention on one another. Like a number of Benshalom's sculptures, 'First Love' portrays the compelling and fundamental human emotion of love. In 2005, Benshalom was given a one-person exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture, which included 25 large to small scale sculptures cast in bronze and fiberglass.