Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rush Hour

American artist George Segal's sculpture Rush Hour of six bronze figures marching in lockstep but alone nonetheless sits in Finsbury Square, London. Segal created this sculpture from live models, encasing them in wire mesh and plaster bandages, before cutting each cast open to free the model, rejoining the mould and casting bronze figures from the plaster versions. And it talks too!

Here it is with an extra commuter (Mr. Nag):




4 comments:

The Garden Hoe said...

Will Mr.Nag be encased in wire mesh and bandages?

xoxoxoBruce said...

Definitely the best looking of the group.

The Nag said...

xoxoxoBruce: That's because he's retired now and has less stress.

The Nag said...

Garden Hoe: I wish I'd thought of that. I could have shipped him home as cargo and saved a few bucks.