George Segal's white plaster sculptures are composed of figures of human beings involved in mundane activities. "People have attitudes locked up in their bodies and you have to catch them," the artist wrote. This is his quest for meaning and our chance to make a spiritual reading of his art. Look at Bus Riders in which Segal presents four figures caught in a moment of time. What does their body language reveal about their personalities and characters? And what does the sculpture as a whole say about our times?
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