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"The Family Protected by Healing Herbs" with parking lot in view

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Title

"The Family Protected by Healing Herbs" with parking lot in view

Subject

Aluminum sculpture--20th century
Figure sculpture, American--20th century.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Relief (Art)
Outdoor sculpture--United States.
Public sculpture, American
William Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Mich.)

Description

Inspired by the verse, "The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nation" (Revelation 22:2), the aluminum relief is located on the facade of William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

It was awarded the Gold Medal in Sculpture by the Architectural League of New York in 1956.

Inscription on reverse reads: When I was asked to do a sculpture for the original Beaumont Hospital building I was very happy that this area would have this fine facility. I tried to produce a work that would have a positive meaning for the people in the community, something they could understand and relate to.

So I chose a family group, Mother, Father, a young boy and an infant, supported by a leaf design representing ‘Healing Herbs’.

I was inspired by the biblical quotation “And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nation”.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 10 Folder 19

Date

n.d.

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Archives.

Relation

V-10-19

Format

image/jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Image

Coverage

Royal Oak (Mich.)

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Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

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