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Homage to Igor Stravinsky, 1959-60
Herbert Ferber (1906-1991)
Location: Morse College Courtyard

With his first use of welded metal in 1945, Herbert Ferber broke away from the small, figural work of his early years to pursue abstraction on a monumental scale. He began to explore sculpture not in terms of form or volume in a rigid architectural manner, but as lines and movement that can energize space with unique and personal gestures. In a celebration of individualism and heroic creativity, Ferber fashioned sculptural tributes to artists as diverse as Piranesi and Jackson Pollock. This brass sculpture, in which a pair of dramatic arcs spring out toward the viewer, honors the Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky. Gift of the artist to Morse College, 1965