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Magadalena Abakanowicz is a Polish artist who deals with the theme of the “countless”. She says: “I feel overwhelmed by quantity where counting no longer makes sense…” Her “figures” suggest this countless anonymity but also show how each figure is still unique amongst the crowd. It makes me think of the countless individuals who died, unnamed, uncounted in concentration counts, or countless soldiers buried in unmarked graves.