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Elizabeth Miller McCue

17 x 23 x 22
Bronze w/Patina

The idea of "house" is in our consciousness and is itself a kind of body, rising vertically yet defined by its contours that embrace, and like arms, envelop us. Shelter as an image of the house is not a literal representation, but rather felt, reflecting an internal intimate landscape rather than an actual abode. It is here where we rest and dream. Shelter has the distinction of being awarded sculpture prizes by Charlotta Kotik, Holland Cotter and Ivan Karp in national and international competitions. In 1995 in the greater Philadelphia area, Shelter was awarded the first Selma Burke First Prize Sculpture Award by Dr. Selma Burke, the legendary portrait sculptor of the likeness of Franklin Delano Roosevelt for the dime.