Number 26 and Number 25

While these life-size sculptures are made from bronze, they are finished to appear more like terra cotta, which Beaumont often prefers. She is also known for her work in clay 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. _Number 26_ and _Number 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.