In a Station of the Metro
Materials Sandblasted glass, bronze, wood
Collection Mr. & Mrs Irvin Borowsky, Philadelphia, PA
This sculpture is based on an imagist poem by Ezra Pound written in 1913. When I read this poem I got the idea of people who were reasonably well known but not necessarily for the way they looked sitting on a bench in the Paris metro waiting for the train and they were neither recognized by the passing crowds or each other. I chose people I admire and the five people depicted here are Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor, Emilie Carles, French teacher and political activist, Henry Moore, British sculptor, Jackson Pollock, American painter, and Robertson Davies, Canadian writer.