Ugly Duckling is based on the story of the ugly duckling. At the base of the sculpture you have the duckling, young and uncoordinated. At the top soars the beautiful swan that the duckling eventually becomes.
Marshall Fredericks. Ugly Duckling, 1962 (cast 1995). Bronze, 10.5 x 12.5 x 11 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Marshall Fredericks.