The artist chose concrete to sculpt The Kiss. Playfully made the woman taller than the man, his gaze uplifted, filled with total captivation --- lemur eyes, mustached smile, desire unmistakable. Her arm about the nape of neck, hand caressing cheek, certainly she cherishes him, intentionally stokes his passion. Concrete the perfect medium for immortality.
This image implanted firmly, as I take my morning walk, when it hits me, somewhere between Key Bank, 7-11 across the street, and John Deere lawn equipment, why it is, women place such importance upon relationships, why they love us, despite flaws numerous as wharf rats. They have an unremitting need for romance. That's what the sculptor knew and finally I do too.
See the statue here --->>> http://olympiawa.gov/community/parks/public-art/the-kiss