Born 1930, Falenty, Poland
Magdalena Abakanowicz's work often combines groups of figures or animals that occupy a single space. Though on the surface each is a multiple, each figure is unique. Rather than imbuing the groupings with a sense of solidarity, Abakanowicz's figurative groupings often give the impression of isolation and obscurityy. "I immerse in the crowd, like a grain of sand in the friable sands. I am fading among the anonymity of glances, movements, smells, in the common absorption of air, in the common pulsation of juices under the skin...” - from the artist's website.
More information on this artist can be found at http://www.abakanowicz.art.pl/