Giant David Breuer-Weil sculpture now at Marble Arch

'Brothers' evokes connection and resolution

David Breuer-Weil's latest sculpture, Brothers, is now on display at Marble Arch in London.

The six metre-high bronze sculpture, part of Westminster City Council's City of Sculpture programme represents the joining together of two separate but connected individuals that, in this case, are siblings.

The two heavily-textured bodies - a trait seen in all of Breuer-Weil's monumental pieces - come together to form a human arch, in a nod to the statue's physical location at Marble Arch.

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Brothers symbolises connection, the act of coming together, peace and resolution - all characteristics of a modern world that was once unbridgeable.

Breuer-Weil says the figures are brothers and partners, but also suggests the idea that everyone is made up of both good and evil.

'I believe that every person has the capacity for both elements. I like the idea that when you communicate with another person you are also seeing a reflection of yourself, of your own humanity.

My communicators, my brothers are communicating in a very physical and intimate way.'

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The artist encourages visitors to view the arch by looking up from underneath to witness the physical embodiment of the joining of minds. This way they can appreciate the point of communication and connection in the hope that we can be understood by ourselves and by others.

All images courtesy of Sam Roberts

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