Frederick Mural - Ag North
Across from Seay Auditorium in Ag North is a beautiful sandcast mural representing the history of agriculture in Kentucky. It was created by Louis and Sarah Frederick and originally installed in Ag North in 1965.
The Louisville Courier-Journal wrote on Monday, January 25, 1965, (page 18) of the mural:
"A farmer combines earth, water, and seeds to produce nourishment for mankind. Two Louisville artists have combined clay, sand, and water to recognize and honor the achievements of the farmer. The mural in the front lobby of the new Agricultural Science Center at the University of Kentucky is a tribute in concrete to the role of agriculture in Kentucky. The aphorism inscribed on the mural reads: 'The history of Kentucky is cast in the land and the labor of its people.' This statement refers not merely to the agricultural advancements in the state, but to the mural itself. Not only were Kentucky artists, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Frederick, employed to design and execute the mural, but Kentucky materials were used. The mural, cast in molds of moist, river sand from the Louisville area, was carved in reverse so the final result would be in bas-relief."