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Through the Shelter of Love

In Through the Shelter of Love, DeDecker portrays a family of six playing a game of London Bridge. “The parents are protective and their arms enclose the children, creating a nest or shelter for them,” DeDecker explains. “At the same time they give children the freedom to play, grow, and become parents themselves.” For DeDecker the game is a metaphor for the traditions and values that parents pass down to their children, including everything from childhood games to feelings of security.

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Location: Gallivan Center

Medium type: Bronze

Date created: 1994

Dimensions: N/A

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Jane DeDecker
Jane DeDecker


200 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

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