One of the most recognizable and celebrated works in the Sculpture Park, Male/Female depicts the precise 180-degree intersection of a male and female silhouette. To fully understand the meaning and form of this colossal sculpture, the work is best viewed from a variety of vantage points. For Jonathan Borofsky, this sculpture represents two energies—the male and the female—coming together to create a stronger whole. In this way, his figures are not portraits; they are symbolic images presenting the common human condition.
Jonathan Borofsky. Male/Female, 2001. Aluminum, 276 x 120 x 120 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Copyright, 2017, Jonathan Borofsky.