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Posted 1 year ago

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Waylande Gregory was commissioned for the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair to produce The Fountain of the Atom. It was comprised of four elements: earth, air, fire, and water, surrounded by eight electrons, four male and four female. He described the electrons as “elemental little savages of boundless electrical energy.
This is the original element "AIR" which is one of the largest figures.

I just added a new pic I found online where Gregory is glazing the pieces before firing. So cool!

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  1. cogito cogito, 1 year ago
    Wonderful...and massive! I wonder what happened to the other elements?
  2. pickrknows pickrknows, 1 year ago
    It's very beautiful! How did you come by this piece? It's very cool to have the original installation pic also!
    Is the other piece a part of the set?
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Major Wow!
  4. ozmarty ozmarty, 1 year ago
    As per above and extra wowz!!
  5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 12 months ago
    I am really speechless... :P Love it!

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