London – Bronze Pieces in Soho Square

I was fascinated by these four life-sized bronze pieces form a collective that Bruce Denny has entitled ‘Intrigue’. There are two men and two women with one couple close together and the other wider apart. The placard, next to the statues, reads:


‘Much of who we are as individuals has to do with our interactions; with others, with ourselves and indeed with the world around us. In fact our whole environment depends on interaction; Atoms interact to make molecules, which interact to make compounds. Complex organic molecules interact to make simple cells, which are the basis of life itself. Our bodies are collections of cells which are interdependent, working together to create the whole.

Similarly in life we cannot exist alone. We are totally dependent on the relationships around us to survive. But further than this, on a social level, it is our interaction with others that help us thrive.’ – Bruce Denny


About Don

I love life. Sometimes it makes sense, other times not. Discerning its underlying patterns and beauty always provides great reward and meaning and is a passion I ineptly follow. I feel deeply attached to nature and love the sea with its distinct moods and colour and find walking along its beaches wonderfully inspiring. Writing, sketching and photography is a sheer joy for me and the blog is one of the places I am able to express these pursuits.
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8 Responses to London – Bronze Pieces in Soho Square

  1. I love this introduction to London by way of your images…
    Love the figures, and the way our social structure has been described by Denny….
    Thanks so much; I’m really enjoying your posts….


  2. nrhatch says:

    Interesting poses . . . especially amidst the mud and weeds.


    • Don says:

      They are, Nancy. I found the relational dimension quite intriguing..


      • lyn Stephenson says:

        I like the figure of the solitary male, I find him interesting. He has a relaxed almost playful demeanour, but his eyes are quite intense…I wonder what he’s thinking.

        The four figures have a sense of balanced intimacy and separation about them, which is necessary in all relationships. “Intrigue” how aptly named. Nice one Don.


  3. Don says:

    You know, Lyn, I had a similar feeling about the lone male. I kind of get the feeling that he would love to join in, but doesn’t quite know how so he enters a kind of playful attitude to deal with his inability. I find him the most intriguing. Great comment, Lyn – thanks.


  4. ladyfi says:

    Lovely shots of these statues. Lots of food for thought as even though the pieces are about interaction, yet the title is Intrigue…


    • Don says:

      I suppose Fiona it’s intriguely interactive. When you’re closer to them the expressions on their faces do give food for thought. They communicate all sorts of things. Thanks Fiona.


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