Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Magdalena Abakanowicz

Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz

When examining the man, I am in fact examining myself ... My forms are the skins I strip off myself one by one, marking the milestones along my road. Each time they belong so much to me and I belong to them so that we cannot exist without one another. Soft, they contain an infinite number of possible shapes of which only one can be selected by myself as the right, meaningful one. I create space for them in exhibition rooms where they radiate the energy I have given them. They exist with me, they depend on me, I depend on them … Without me they make no sense, like discarded body parts separated from the torso. - Magdalena Abakanowicz

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