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Sketches for "Flying Gulls Fountain"

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Title

Sketches for "Flying Gulls Fountain"

Subject

Drawing, American--20th century.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Description

Ink on paper
8.5" x 11"

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

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series VIII, Cabinet 1 Drawer 7 Folder 9

Date

c. 1968

Rights

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

Relation

VIII-01-07-09

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Ink drawing

Identifier

1998.001.VIII.662

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Original Format

Ink drawing

Physical Dimensions

8.5" x 11"

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