Leaping Gazelle Fountain
This installation is actually composed of five different sculptures by the renowned Danish-American sculptor, Marshall Fredericks. Part of a gift of more thirty-six works by Fredericks from Frederik and Lena Meijer in anticipation of the opening of Meijer Gardens, it is one of the sculptor’s most celebrated works. The stylized form of the figures, sleek planes and strong contours are signatures elements of the artist’s style as is the metallic green patina.
Marshall Fredericks. Leaping Gazelle Fountain (Rabbit, Hawk, Grouse, Otter), 1936 (cast 1995). Bronze, h. 90 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Marshall Fredericks.