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, 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.