Ex Nihilo: Fragment No. 8 is one of the central figures in Frederick Hart’s most famous sculpture, Ex Nihilo. Hart won a coveted competition to design an ensemble of sculptures depicting The Creation on the façade of Washington National Cathedral. According to Hart, his 13-year masterpiece is a “single expression of creation.” It is the metamorphosis of divine spirit and energy. The human figures emerge from chaos, caught in the moment of eternal transformation; the majesty and mystery of divine force in a state of becoming.