George Segal (Art Education, Alumnus)
Walk, Don't Walk, (1976), plaster, cement, metal, painted wood, electrical light
Photo: Sheldan C. Collins, art (c) The George and Helen Segal Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, N.Y.
A preeminent Pop movement sculptor, Segal created his sculptures by wrapping subjects in plaster casts, then setting the hollow figures in everyday tableaux. In 2008, The New York Times said of Walk, Don’t Walk: “It is hard not to be shaken by the passionate honesty and existential weight of this work . . . the figures . . . know that life is full of challenges, of hardship, but they are ready to soldier on, to move forward in the world.”