'Responding to the advances of mass communications in the 1960s, Chadwick developed a dramatically new series of beings who sport geometric, television-styled heads. The Watchers, who appear in groups of twos and threes, exhibit a trance-like state of consciousness. Recalling the faceless, collective chorus of Euripides's ancient Green tragedies, these figures de-emphasize individuality, focusing instead on the shared commonalities of urban man and woman. While rendered without eyes, ears, or mouths, these geometrically rough-hewn beings ironically appear to be watching TV, surveying a city, or perhaps waiting for Godot. Seldom communicating amongst themselves despite their physical proximity, these beings project an isolation and estrangement that is simultaneously primordial and existential.
Exploiting Cubism's inherent satirical possibilities, Chadwick wryly uses square and rectangular heads as a generalized leitmotif for modern man, accentuating modernity's lust for media programming and disinterest in speculative thought' (see C. Chattopadhyay, Exhibition catalogue, Lynn Chadwick Sculptures and Drawings 1955 to 1991, Los Angeles, Tasende Gallery, 2002-03, p. 6).