A viewer wrote to ask about "the alone" part. This was my response:
"Together and Alone" is about opposites existing simultaneously. In this case, it is that feeling of being alone even when
one has the love and support of another, which most of us have (even if it is not from a partner).
In my mind, the man represents the support structure for the woman. He may be a partner, or he
may simply represent her family or friends (or possibly her God) - those who care about her.
He is bigger than she is. He is strength. He holds her, protects her, and loves her. That is
why he has his arms around her and he is looking directly at her. He cares. He is with her. She loves
him too - as evidenced by her reaching up on tip-toes to reciprocate his embrace. He does not hold
her against her will. Yet, she turns her face away and is arching her back away from him
because she FEELS separate - at least in that one moment.
I am also trying to visually portray that sometimes the emotions we feel inside have
more to do with WHO we are than WITH WHOM we are. The woman in this sculpture has no reason to feel alone.
She has Him with her. Yet she still feels alone. These types of emotions intrigue me - the opposites that exist together.
Another Interpretation could be that sometimes when we feel alone, it is because we
have pulled away from those who love and support us (instead of the other way around).