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Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital courtyard schematic indicating proposed location for "Flying Wild Geese"

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Title

Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital courtyard schematic indicating proposed location for "Flying Wild Geese"

Subject

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

Description

On a simple granite pedestal sit two bronze geese as they take off into flight. Beneath their bodies, the tips of swamp rushes bend under the weight of the birds’ wings.

According to the sculptor, waterfowl are a symbol of eternal life and this sculpture symbolizes “the ascendancy of the soul no longer imprisoned by the body.”

The sculpture is the focal point of the interior courtyard at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. It is located in the upper left area of the schematic near the northeast entrance adjacent to the fountain and dining patio.

Found throughout the United States and the world, Flying Wild Geese is one of Marshall Fredericks’ most popular sculptures. Many corporations, universities, cultural institutions and private individuals have chosen one of these sculptures for their collections.

Creator

Unidentified photographer

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers.
Series II, Box 13, Folder 5

Date

1996 December 11

Contributor

Grissim/Metz Assoc.

Rights

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

Relation

II-13-05

Format

image/jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Image

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Original Format

Color print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

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