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Plasteline model for "Flying Gulls Fountain"

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Title

Plasteline model for "Flying Gulls Fountain"

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century.
Artists' studios--United States.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Description

This delicately balanced sculpture is evidence of Fredericks' expertise in design and structural engineering. The openness and verticality of the composition are very dramatic.

The large gulls appear weightless, held in place only by a wing tip, giving the illusion of flight and movement. Fredericks reinforced the elegance of the composition with the smooth surfaces of the gulls' bodies and wings, only slightly suggesting feathers and other details.

To complete this airy construction, Fredericks utilized lightweight aluminum to cast the gulls for a fountain at the Civic Center and Loutit District Library Plaza in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Creator

Hartwick, Maurice C.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 10 Folder 23

Date

n.d.

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the creator.

Relation

V-10-23

Format

image/jpeg

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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