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Waylande Gregory "Fountain Of The Atom" Air

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Posted 4 years 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!


  1. cogito cogito, 4 years ago
    Wonderful...and massive! I wonder what happened to the other elements?
  2. pickrknows pickrknows, 4 years 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, 4 years ago
    Major Wow!
  4. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 years ago
    As per above and extra wowz!!
  5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    I am really speechless... :P Love it!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    All the best to YOU & YOURS over the Festive Season FLEDERMAUS !!!!!!
  7. fledermaus fledermaus, 3 years ago
    Oh Yes Thank You So Very Much Vetraio50!
    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to you and your family and friends!

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