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Ex Nihilo, Fragment No. 5, Full-Scale
by Frederick Hart

Bronze.

Clay executed circa 1977-79. Bronze editioned in 2003.
Edition: 1 - 65

Artist's Proofs:  I/X-X/X
Collaborator's Proofs: A - B

Dimensions: 39 1/2" H x 27" W x 17" D.
Base dimensions: 4" H x 29" W x 16" D
Washington National Cathedral

I saw Ex Nihilo (Out of Nothingness) as a single expression of creation, as the metamorphosis of divine spirit and energy. The figures emerge from the nothingness of chaos, caught in the moment of eternal transformation -- the majesty and mystery of divine force in a state of becoming.
-Frederick Hart

Ex Nihilo, Fragment No. 5.  Detail from the full-scale plaster for the final stone sculpture of Ex Nihilo, commissioned as part of The Creation Sculptures at Washington National Cathedral. Bronze edition authorized by Washington National Cathedral. 

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