The first two pieces in this grouping of sculptures are larger in comparison to the other pieces (approximately 3-4ft in height). The next five appear to be miniatures - two of which are represented in the sculpture garden at the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City in much larger scale.
Vertical sense is a miniature of Hofmann-Ysenbourg's geometrical design utilized in larger form for some of his architectural commissions.
Like his reliefs, Hofmann-Ysenbourg's sculpture demonstrates a mix of the ancient traditions with modernity. His figures with elongated heads - or club-headed figures - are a signature trait of his human forms. Again, one can see the influence of dance poses with his figures with a strong sense of movement. Contemporaries of Hofmann-Ysenbourg, namely Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) and to some degree Doris Caesar, also showed a tendency to this elongated human form in the early 1960s.