Working within a sculptural tradition that is several millennia old, Walter Horak faces the inevitable challenge of making the subject of the human form somehow relevant and original. Toward that end, he is compelled by the notion advanced by art critic Donal Kuspit, who proposed that sculpture was, “... metaphor making in three dimensions.” His intention with his work in bronze is to compare human form to other aspects of experience and in doing so, to express metaphysical ideas of balance, tension, and temporality. Sources of inspiration can be wildly diverse, ranging from calligraphy to modern dance, plant forms to geology, and from the efforts of other artists, both ancient and contemporary.