Number 26 and Number 25

Number 26 and Number 25

Image by William J. Hebert

While these life-size sculptures are made from bronze, they are finished to appear more like terra cotta, which Beaumont often prefers along with other clays and iron. Their rough surfaces convey a strong sense of age, deterioration and simplicity, while the silence and stillness of the figures helps to create intimacy between the sculptures and the viewers. 

Hanneke Beaumont. #26 and # 25, 1995–1996. Bronze, 60.25 x 51.31 x 39.56 inches and 45.75 x 49.5 x 39.69 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Hanneke Beaumont.