30. Reaching

Edward Fenno Hoffman III

Reaching, 1963, bronze

Gift of the Trout family in memory of Margaret Richardson Trout

Collection of The Society of the Four Arts, 1990.1

Reaching is a whimsical sculpture of a mother grasping her child as the child reaches down to touch a frog perched on a lily pad. Artist Edward Fenno Hoffman III (1916-1991) intended the frog and lily pad to be placed in a body of water to create the illusion that they are resting on the surface of a calm pond.