Are you puzzled by the ambiguity of the joined figures? The merging of two figures into one, alongside the contemplative expressions, instills a sense of serenity. The challenge for the artist for the viewer was offer interaction with the figures, to be expressive without being literal.
As the owner/operator of BronzeAge Art Casting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Rick Haugen is a busy man. The business provides mold making and casting services for artists from South Dakota and the surrounding region. He occasionally manages to create some artwork of his own while assisting with sculpture repair, restoration and installation, in addition to transforming clay and other mediums to beautiful bronze.