These life-size bronze sculptures are finished to appear more like terra cotta, which Hanneke Beaumont often prefers. The artist is also known for her work in clay and iron. The rough surfaces convey a strong sense of age, deterioration, and simplicity, while the silence and stillness of the figures help 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.