George Segal

George Segal made sculptures using casting plaster bandages on models and using the hollow shell as the final outcome, rather than using it as a mould to cast from. I found this inspiring as I was familiar with the process I immediately thought this could be a way for me to create hand gestures. Eventually, Segal began making his sculptures out of bronze but painted them white to resemble the original look and texture of plaster bandages.

Segal also made sculptures for parks and trusts, in memory of events happening in the world. The image on the right shows his sculpture in memory of the Stonewall Riots. This has been the first piece of public art donated to LGBT rights. I feel inspired by Segal’s use of art to make or highlight social change.


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