Washingtonscape: Ex Nihilo

07/11/11 “Ex Nihilo” or “Out of Nothing” by the great sculptor Frederick Hart adorns the West front of Washington’s National Cathedral.  It was unveiled in 1982.

“I have sought to imply the supreme and unique majesty and mystery of the divine force in a state of becoming.  In the central tympanum, Ex Nihilo, I use the emergence of the mass of humanity from the void to evoke the nature of the phenomenon of Creation, that is, the evolution of form and psycho-spiritual consciousness from the rampant chaos of cosmic energy.”  Frederick Hart


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