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Sketches for "Wings of the Morning" for Brookgreen Gardens

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Title

Sketches for "Wings of the Morning" for Brookgreen Gardens

Subject

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

Description

Graphite on tracing paper
11" x 13.75"

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."

Drawing also includes sketch of St. Francis, possibly unrealized.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

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

Date

c. 1987

Rights

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

Relation

VIII-03-03-03

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Graphite drawing

Identifier

1998.001.VIII.1447

Drawing Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Graphite drawing

Physical Dimensions

11" x 13.75"