Working in Italian stone, sculptor Barbara Segal carves delicious things that make me go all tingly. After attending Pratt in the seventies, the artist studied stone carving at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She eventually returned to New York and settled in the mostly-unglamorous neighborhood of Yonkers. The town she chose may not have been much to look at when she got there, but she has been doing her part to improve it ever since.
“In 1995, Segal founded Art on Main Street (AOMSY), a non-profit organization whose mission was to bring art and culture to downtown Yonkers to spur community and economic development… as part of the Yonkers waterfront redevelopment initiative.-About Barbara Segal
Segal now teaches classes in stone carving at my beloved School of Visual Arts in NYC, and her popular class “Foundations of Sculpture” can be seen at Westchester Community College.