Between Heaven and Earth (late version, drawing)

Between Heaven and Earth (late version, drawing)

Drawing by Elbert Weinberg of a headless, armless figure of a man. The legs appear to separate from the torso and are splayed at the bottom. Weinberg made three different plaster models entitled Between Heaven and Earth in 1987, all incorporating a striding figure recalling the Walking Man by Auguste Rodin. In this drawing, probably a study for Between Heaven and Earth No. 2 (Homage to Rodin), the body parts resemble bones. The overall composition and the title may have been meant to evoke the Greek god Atlas bearing the world on his shoulders.