Figure on a Trunk

Figure on a Trunk

Photo by William J. Hebert

Inspired by the horrors she witnessed firsthand during World War II, Abakanowicz created limbless forms that portray a persistence of spirit and strength in spite of tragedy. This highly iconic sculpture epitomizes the physical and emotional integrity that has brought the artist wide-spread international claim.

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Magdalena Abakanowicz. Figure on a Trunk, 1998. Bronze, 96 x 103 x 24 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Magdalena Abakanowicz.