OOSI Sculpture

Sun Drawing the Waters

1929 / Chester A. Beach (1881 - 1956) / Cleveland

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The sculpture that resides within the Fine Arts Garden that overlooks Wade Lagoon acts as look at the universe in stone and bronze. All the elements were carved by proficient sculptor Chester A. Beach in the early 20th century. The Sun Drawing the Waters is one of a series of two Bronze sculptures in the garden, the other being the kneeling figure of Earth, across the courtyard.

The figure of the sun is shown drawing the water into clouds using his bolts of light and heat. One arm stretches over his head into his quiver, and the other stretches across his body with a bow, giving the sculpture a dynamic twist. At any moment, the figure could spring up and around with an arrow notched and ready. The Sun is evoked in his fiery hair and Apollonian proportions. A horse and a fish circle at his feet in the swirling mass of clouds. The base is adorned with a relief of the sun peeking above the horizon.

Location: Fine Arts Garden, 11150 East Boulevard

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Chester A. Beach (1881 - 1956), “Sun Drawing the Waters,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed February 20, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/49.

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Title

Sun Drawing the Waters

Description

The sculpture that resides within the Fine Arts Garden that overlooks Wade Lagoon acts as look at the universe in stone and bronze. All the elements were carved by proficient sculptor Chester A. Beach in the early 20th century. The Sun Drawing the Waters is one of a series of two Bronze sculptures in the garden, the other being the kneeling figure of Earth, across the courtyard.

The figure of the sun is shown drawing the water into clouds using his bolts of light and heat. One arm stretches over his head into his quiver, and the other stretches across his body with a bow, giving the sculpture a dynamic twist. At any moment, the figure could spring up and around with an arrow notched and ready. The Sun is evoked in his fiery hair and Apollonian proportions. A horse and a fish circle at his feet in the swirling mass of clouds. The base is adorned with a relief of the sun peeking above the horizon.

Date

1929

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Fine Arts Garden

Location Street

11150 East Boulevard

Creation Date

01/01/1929