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Close-up of aluminum "Motion in Nature"

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Close-up of aluminum "Motion in Nature"


Aluminum sculpture--20th century
Animal sculpture--20th century.
Figure sculpture, American--20th century.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Ohio Bureau of Employment Services.
Ohio. Dept. of Transportation.
Relief (Art)


Fredericks designed these reliefs for the Ohio Bureau of Employment and Ohio Department of Transportation in Columbus, Ohio.

The architect of the building, Frederick H. Hobbs, Jr. described the project in this manner:

“The Director of Public Works and the officials of both departments felt that the sculptural expression should be clear and uncomplicated, that the viewer should need no interpreter. Mr. Fredericks has, therefore, brought his talents to a simple and lively expression which becomes as much literature as art. Each of the four compositions tells a story. In the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation lobby [Industry and Employment Activities] describes the work or industrial life of the State (Ohio). [Recreational Activities] tells a story in the form of the “good life,” the joys of nature, and of recreation. The Highway Building has a related but different story to tell. [Motion in Nature] expresses the movement in nature and from each element of it, young people will take great enjoyment. Transportation by Man expresses movement in man and shows the evolution of transportation from primitive beasts of burden to the modern expressway.”


Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 17 Folder 16




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Columbus (Ohio)

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Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

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