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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200 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Medium type: Bronze
Date created: 1994