Neither looks particularly comfortable.
I’ve noticed a recurring theme in the sculpture which greets library visitors—old white men. Which makes sense in some ways, they are often sculptures of patrons of the library or else distinguished alumni. They impart a certain enculturated sense of authority.
But is there any need for the library to convey a sense of authority today?
Anyway, I’d rather they greeted me with a little less gravitas sometimes. A little more like this: