loved the real world. "I think a minute of existence is miraculous
and extraordinary," he said.
AMERICAN STILL LIFE chronicles the life and work of the internationally
acclaimed, New Jersey-based sculptor, whose trademark life-size
plaster casts can be seen in major museums and in public spaces
throughout the country, from the FDR Memorial in Washington to the
Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York. Segal created his art out
of life's seemingly uneventful moments--waiting for a bus, drinking
coffee in a diner, listening to the radio--but his sculptures are
more than just frozen moments. They remind us what it is to be human.
"Daily life has a reputation for being banal, uninteresting, boring
somehow. It strikes me that daily life is baffling, mysterious,