Night and Day Fountain
TITLE: Night and Day Fountain
ARTIST: Marshall M. Fredericks
ABOUT: 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. The sculptures were installed in 1962 and Fredericks conceived the sculptures, and clock as a unified design concept. The building was designed by Alden B. Dow.
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 above reeds, 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.
LOCATION: Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan