Abakanowicz, Magdalena

Headless, Magdalena Abakanowicz

“Headless” 10 Bronze Figures by Magdalena Abakanowicz

Magdalena Abakanowicz for many years has dealt with the issue of “the countless”. She says: “I feel overwhelmed by quantity where counting no longer makes sense. By unrepeatability within such quantity. A crowd of people or birds, insect or leaves, is a mysterious assemblage of variants of a certain prototype, a riddle of nature abhorrent to exact repetition or inability to produce it, just as a human hand can not repeat its own gesture”.