'Hand Like Tree: Cecyna'
1994 - metal: bronze
'Hand-LikeTree: Cecyna', a towering, 12-foot bronze, was formerly on exhibit at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, an area at the south end of Central Park in New York City, along with the other five elements from the cycle, each in possession of an equally imposing presence. The hollow form, as the title suggests, resembles both a decaying, textured tree trunk with branches long removed and a gesturing, gnarled hand drawn up into a fist. Hand-Like Tree: Cecyna relates to other works by Abakanowicz in its simplicity of form redolent with the power of suggestion and emotional impact. As with all of her works in bronze, it is a unique work of art and not part of an edition.