Walking Man by George Segal

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Added to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in 1988, “Walking Man” by George Segal is, like many of his works, made from a plaster cast of a real person. The process gives the final bronze creation an incredible level of detail, such as the Nike logo on the figure’s shoes.

You can’t help but feel for the slightly hunched and lonely figure. Like much of Segal’s work it speaks to the isolation in contemporary society. But I think its location, the wear and tear it takes from the elements, and the figure’s attire and posture speak to the weather in Minnesota. This is no springtime sculpture.


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