Wings of the Morning
TITLE: Wings of the Morning
ARTIST: Marshall M. Fredericks
ABOUT: 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."
You can view the original 1969 sculpture at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and First Presbyterian, Birmingham, Michigan.
LOCATION: Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan