The human figure is an essential touchstone of sculpture, remade generation by generation as it must be today, by contemporary artists. Over three decades working together at the New York Studio School, Garth Evans and Bruce Gagnier conducted life-size figure critiques that are now legendary. Those had been undocumented, but the recent Figure Marathon, taught by Brandt Junceau, provided a fresh occasion for discussion. Their latest exchange ranged from consideration of individual artists’ handling of the clay, to the philosophical issues of engaging the human figure, person to person. The July 2nd, 2021 talk was recorded and is presented here in full.