Indianapolis Museum of Art 1200 West 38th Street Indianapolis Indiana 46208-4196 Accession Number: 73.123
1916-1917. Patented Feb. 26, 1918
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Indiana survey, 1993.
Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1988.
Image on file.
(Located on proper left back under boy's leg:) (copyright symbol) by Willard Paddock/sculp/Sept. 1, 1916/1917 Pat. Feb. 26, 1918. (Circling oval base of sculpture:) "Mark ye the hovr of light that slip away --- spin then thy hovr of sunshine while ye may."
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A sundial comprised of a boy seated cross-legged on oak leaks with proper right hand holding his head, studying a paper, with markings of the hours of day and months, spread between his knees. The boy's proper right hand originally held a marker that cast a shadow on the paper. The boy sits atop a seven-sided base, atop three stepped platform.