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Gabriella Polony Mountain's work includes four major themes. The first three themes are clearly recognizable as the Cosmos, Nature, and Figural works with the fourth theme encompassing history, philosophy, and culture. In her life as an artist, Polony Mountain worked with many different medium including mosaics, weavings, sculpture, stained glass, and repousse. Repousse, or repoussage, is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is shaped by hammering the reverse side of a sheet a metal. On the other side, a low relief design is revealed. "Runners" is the smallest in scale of the the Gabriella Polony Mountain repousse collection. Although small in scale, the concept is grand. "Runners" depicts two figures" one man and one woman. The man, identified as such by the genitalia, is shown in movement. He leaps forth from the left side of the panel. The woman, identified as such by the hair and breasts, is shown with feet together in a squatting position as though ready to make the next leap - Both are in motion. The two runners are connected to one another by the crossing of arms as well as the three wavy lines intersect across the composition.