The enhanced detail of the "Wedlock" to the left demonstrates my perception of the artist's love, not only for his medium of expression but also the institution of marriage and the roles expressed by the "Wedlock."
The sculptor's commissioned work enhances the visual aesthetics of the street level entrance of Lafayette Center, 1120 Twentieth Street, NW, Washington D.C., 20036. The practical application of the artists work is demonstrated in this large 19 foot sculpture. What was previously a street level entrance way, similar to others, is now a work of art which says STOP, there is something interesting housed within.
The "Wedlock" is thus described in Mr. Johnston's sculpture catalogue: "The 19.5 [foot] commission, conceived vertically, engenders alignment and unity. At the core, a merger of extended arms captures a broad embrace, transferring energy inward and outward. Although physically supporting the male, the female is effortless grace as the two float together in space."
Lafayette Center would be an excellent location for a wedding!