"Night and Day Fountain" and "Sculptured Clock"

Dublin Core

Title

"Night and Day Fountain" and "Sculptured Clock"

Subject

Aluminum sculpture--20th century
Animal sculpture--20th century.
Bronze sculpture, American--20th century.
Clocks and watches in art
Figure sculpture, American--20th century.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Outdoor sculpture--United States.
Public sculpture, American

Description

The Henry J. McMorran Auditorium in Port Huron, Michigan commissioned the Night and Day Fountain as well as a gold anodized aluminum Sculptured Clock for the building. Completed two years before the fountain’s installation, Fredericks conceived the sculptures and clock as a unified design concept.

In keeping with a long tradition in western art, the sculptor personified time with figures representing night and day. Night possesses long, smooth, graceful curves. Night floats upon a swan in flight, holding a small bird in her hand.

In comparison to Night, Day is more angular with more pronounced muscles and veins in his arms and hands. Day rests upon an otter which is hunting in a school of Northern pike.

Creator

Hartwick, Maurice C.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 16 Folder 15

Date

n.d.

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the creator.

Relation

V-16-15

Format

image/jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Image

Coverage

Port Huron (Mich.)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Files

Night and Day Fountain and Sculptured Clock.jpg

Citation

Hartwick, Maurice C., “"Night and Day Fountain" and "Sculptured Clock",” Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, accessed July 14, 2024, https://omeka.svsu.edu/items/show/2470.