Public Art

Walking Figure

By Donald Baechler
Category: Sculpture


Walking Figure poses motionless in front of the Gateway Foundation building, stuck forever in walking stance but never gaining any ground. The sprightly form reminds the viewer of a child’s drawing of a human, with the arms and legs sticking out awkwardly from a square-like torso. The childish face of the figure grins shyly but contentedly with closed eyes as it towers above the heads of passersby, striding purposefully toward some unknown end. The surface texture of the bronze is strongly textured, inviting the viewer to interact and touch the rough surface of the piece.

Dimensions: 121.5′ x 92.5′ x 15.75′
Year Completed: 2003-04
Material: Bronze
Owner: Gateway Foundation

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