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Granite "Nordic Civilization" - part of the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" surrounded by water sprays - 1994

The smoothness of the surface and the graceful, curving lines expressed in this full-scale model of Nordic Civilization are highly suggestive of the sea itself.

The large, powerful sea-god Poseidon’s right hand rests upon the body of a shark. His other arm is outstretched and the hand’s palm is downward, suggesting his control of the waves…

Close-up of "Nordic Civilization" and the sphere for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" - 1993

The Fountain, also known as the "Cleveland War Memorial", is composed of a large granite basin set with bronze plaques containing the names of men and women who gave their lives for their country. Located within the basin are four granite carvings depicting the great civilizations of the earth: Nordic, Eastern, Southern and Western cultures.

"Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" - Granite "Nordic Civilization"

The smoothness of the surface and the graceful, curving lines expressed in this full-scale model of Nordic Civilization are highly suggestive of the sea itself.

The large, powerful sea-god Poseidon’s right hand rests upon the body of a shark. His other arm is outstretched and the hand’s palm is downward, suggesting his control of the waves…

Granite "Nordic Civilization" for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" surrounded by sprays of water

The smoothness of the surface and the graceful, curving lines expressed in this full-scale model of Nordic Civilization are highly suggestive of the sea itself.

The large, powerful sea-god Poseidon’s right hand rests upon the body of a shark. His other arm is outstretched and the hand’s palm is downward, suggesting his control of the waves…

Granite "Nordic Civilization" for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" - Memorial Day 1992

The smoothness of the surface and the graceful, curving lines expressed in this full-scale model of Nordic Civilization are highly suggestive of the sea itself.

The large, powerful sea-god Poseidon’s right hand rests upon the body of a shark. His other arm is outstretched and the hand’s palm is downward, suggesting his control of the waves…

Granite "Nordic Civilization" with sphere for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" in the background

The smoothness of the surface and the graceful, curving lines expressed in this full-scale model of Nordic Civilization are highly suggestive of the sea itself.

The large, powerful sea-god Poseidon’s right hand rests upon the body of a shark. His other arm is outstretched and the hand’s palm is downward, suggesting his control of the waves…

Marshall Fredericks watches the installation of "Nordic Civilization" at the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" site

The smoothness of the surface and the graceful, curving lines expressed in this full-scale model of Nordic Civilization are highly suggestive of the sea itself.

The large, powerful sea-god Poseidon’s right hand rests upon the body of a shark. His other arm is outstretched and the hand’s palm is downward, suggesting his control of the waves…

Workers polishing the granite carving of "Nordic Civilization" for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life"

The smoothness of the surface and the graceful, curving lines expressed in this full-scale model of Nordic Civilization are highly suggestive of the sea itself.

The large, powerful sea-god Poseidon’s right hand rests upon the body of a shark. His other arm is outstretched and the hand’s palm is downward, suggesting his control of the waves…

Marshall Fredericks working on the granite carving of "Nordic Civilization" for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life"

The smoothness of the surface and the graceful, curving lines expressed in this full-scale model of Nordic Civilization are highly suggestive of the sea itself.

The large, powerful sea-god Poseidon’s right hand rests upon the body of a shark. His other arm is outstretched and the hand’s palm is downward, suggesting his control of the waves…

Marshall Fredericks during the carving of "Nordic Civilization," one of the granite sculptures for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life"

The smoothness of the surface and the graceful, curving lines expressed in this full-scale model of Nordic Civilization are highly suggestive of the sea itself.

The large, powerful sea-god Poseidon’s right hand rests upon the body of a shark. His other arm is outstretched and the hand’s palm is downward, suggesting his control of the waves…