2006 - metal: bronze
The characteristic quality of Benshalom's work, the sense of closeness and personal interaction, is strongly expressed in his cast bronze sculpture, 'First Love'. Perched atop a stucco wall, the two figures are engaged in an intimate moment unaware of their surroundings and solely focusing their attention on one another. Like a number of Benshalom's sculptures, 'First Love' portrays the compelling and fundamental human emotion of love. In 2005, Benshalom was given a one-person show at Grounds For Sculpture, which included 25 large to small scale sculptures cast in bronze and fiberglass.