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Items tagged "St. Francis of Assisi": 2

Sketches for "Wings of the Morning" for Brookgreen Gardens

Graphite on tracing paper
11" x 13.75"

The flying swans represent the atmosphere of the unfolding morning. Fredericks often used swans in his sculptures to symbolize eternal life. The hand of God enfolds the spirit of man as he takes the wings of the morning. The upward flowing contours communicate the optimistic spiritual content of theā€¦