Public Works of Art, Dallas Museum of Art--page 2 (of three)

Miguel Covarrubias (1904--57)

Genesis, the Gift of Life, glass mosaic, 1954

Originally commissioned by Peter and Waldo Stewart for the Stewart Building in Dallas, this mosaic was moved to the entrance of the museum and restored in the 1990s.
The design is based on the Indian concept of the four elements, seen from left to right: water, earth, fire, and air.

water water/earth earth fire fire/air

water water earth fire

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