‘Ex Nihilo’ – Frederick Hart
Frederick Hart (1943-1999) declared “If art is to flourish in the 21st century, it must renew its moral authority by rededicating itself to life. It must be an enriching, ennobling and vital partner in the public pursuit of civilization.” Tom Wolfe called him both America’s greatest sculptor, and “the artist the art world couldn’t see.”
Ex Nihilo, a giant relief frieze at Washington’s National Cathedral, of which the images shown here are just a portion, was, he said, “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." More images here.
A website dedicated to his sculpture is here.
[Hat tip American Renaissance for the Twenty-First Century (ART)]