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Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church - side view of bronze full-scale "Wings of the Morning" (Edgar B. Flint Memorial)

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Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church - side view of bronze full-scale "Wings of the Morning" (Edgar B. Flint Memorial)

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century.
Bronze sculpture, American--20th century.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Outdoor sculpture--United States.

Description

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 the sculpture.

Fredericks was inspired by Psalm 139:9-10:

"If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me."

These verses are inscribed on the pedestal of the bronze cast at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 24 Folder 15

Date

n.d.

Rights

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

Relation

V-24-15

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Coverage

Bloomfield Hills (Mich.)

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Original Format

Color print

Physical Dimensions

4" x 6"

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