August 2017 Featured Artist: BARBARA SEGAL

Barbara Segal, Texas Rose, 2017, Carrara marble

Barbara Segal is a sculptor and master stone carver with an eye schooled in the forms, patterns, and textures of Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. Segal creates pop and fashion icons in rare and exquisite stones that are life scale.  As an ongoing part of her practice, Segal explores ways to merge new technologies with the ancient tradition of stone carving, design, nostalgia, and pop culture. Works like her Designer Handbags series explore society’s long-standing obsession with status symbols and their cultural impact, while her Little Girl’s Dresses turn translucent stones into delicate layers of fabric and lace.

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