Her figures are herself - or rather, her selves. They are casts from her body, but no two are the same. Each one occupies a different place, and each one bears within it a different charge. To bear means to carry or uphold; but in English it also means to go towards a certain goal or destination. A boat, carrying its cargo, is said to move on a 'bearing'; and we also talk of a man or woman having a certain 'bearing' in the way that he or she carries herself, as perhaps with determination or dignity in deportment. So, even though they each stand still, Kulikovska's figures display the bearings of her outward and inward experiences as she has moved through a changeable world, often marked by violent events. And yet they bear these serenely, despite all that they have gone through and all that has gone through them.