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Sketch for "Wings of the Morning" for Kalamazoo Presbyterian Church

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Title

Sketch for "Wings of the Morning" for Kalamazoo Presbyterian Church

Subject

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

Description

Graphite and ink on paper
11" x 8.5"

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."

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series VIII, Cabinet 3 Drawer 3 Folder 2

Date

c. 1969

Rights

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

Relation

VIII-03-03-02

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Graphite and ink drawing

Identifier

1998.001.VIII.1439

Drawing Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Graphite and ink drawing

Physical Dimensions

11" x 8.5"