The Protecting Hand

Dates: 1953-1955. Dedicated Oct. 6, 1955.
Medium: Indiana limestone.
Dimensions: Approx. 27 ft. x 16 ft. 6 in. x 21.5 in. (200 tons). 

Family grouping of six full-length figures nestled against the palm of a hand is installed on the facade of the Woodmen Accident and Life Company. The parents stand in the center, the mother holding a baby in her proper left arm. Her proper right arm is around a little girl and the father’s proper left arm is around a little boy. A younger girl stands in the center. The figures are mostly nude except for drapery.