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Bench Series: October – people or things on benches


For the month of October, Jude at Travel Words has asked us to share benches which have people or things on them.

We’re back in New Orleans again, at the Sculpture Garden in City Park.

Three figures and four benches

view of Three Figures and Four Benches Three Figures and Four Benches, by George Segal (1924 – 2000)
Three Figures and Four Benches is an excellent example of Segal’s work as three figures are posed in an ordinary situation as if frozen in time.  The three figures, intentionally rough and unfinished, sit near each other but do not communicate with one another.  All three figures stare off into space wrapped up in their own thoughts.  the viewer is forced to contemplate their relationship to each other and with their own environment.  (Information from the Sculpture Garden manual at http://www.noma.org)

This post is linking up with Heyjude’s Bench Series.


12 thoughts on “Bench Series: October – people or things on benches

  1. It could be just the mood I’m in this morning, but I find these a little bit creepy. They remind of those ‘ghost bikes’ left where a cyclist has died.

  2. Gosh these look so realistic, like those mime artists. And they so look a bit ghostly under the tree dripping with Spanish moss.

  3. Very spooky, Elaine. I’m not sure I’d want to sit next to them. 🙂

  4. Yep, I’m another one who doesn’t like these. I’m having to cross off lots of places to visit because they keep putting up creepy statues of people on beaches and piers! Fab photos tho 😉

    • That’s an interesting point, and I hadn’t thought about it before, but you are right – there seem to be more benches around with statues of people on them. I have found a few to fit this month’s theme! Maybe I am going to have to put a warning at the top of each post…

  5. What a great sculpture, and so perfect for this month’s theme. I wish now I had gone to the museum when I was in New Orleans.

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