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Elizabeth Miller McCue

 

My training in working from life will never leave me; it will always govern my sense of proportion and structure, line, space and volume.


A new voice spoke to me over 20 years ago with my move from New York to Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  It was the land and its lush vegetation. It spoke a language I had never known, but spoke a secret language to my heart.  The contemplation of the expressive figure gave way to the perception and experience of life in a glorious landscape with its gift of its substance, materials for my hands to use.  It said this is home.  


Plunge into the silence of the woods and you are filled with enchantment, the canopy a cathedral.  The woods are a sanctuary, a shelter.  Its branches are arms, embracing us; its crown of leaves enveloping like hands.      


Here we bear witness to the natural cycle of renewal and rest.  Leaves will give way to thorns, and thorns will give birth to leaves.  We see in nature that being is round, a nest, a seed, an energy concentrated around a center, an image of the microcosms and the macrocosms, the world and individual man, in itself a complete world, providing a place where we can rest and dream.   

   

Sculpture brings the primacy of touch into our world of computer and television

screens. 


Ball of Thorns – 2010 - Patinated Cast Bronze - 41 x 41 x 41 - Private Collection, Philadelphia, PA
Ball of Leaves – 1995 - Patinated Cast Bronze 36 x 36 x 36 [Destroyed September 11, 2001] 16 x 16 x 16 [Maquette, Collection Salomon, Inc., survives in the possession of the artist]

Flowers in the Field, Cut Plastic on Stainless Rods, 9 x 360 x 204, Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD Flowers in the Field (detail) 

Nesting Ground, Patinated Bronze Wire, Dimensions Variable of Seven Nests: 9 x 17 x 17 through 36 x 

53 x 53, Height in Trees Variable: 48 to 120, Site: 1/4 acre, Sculpture on the Green Bi-Annual Invitational 

Exhibition,  Cashiers, NC

Haystacks in the Field, No. 1, Steel Wool over Painted Steel Armature, Large Stack: 84 x 100 x 100, Small Stacks: 60 x 71 x 71, Site: 1/2 acre, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA, and Sculpture New Hope Outdoors, New Hope, PA 

Haystacks in the Field, No. 2, Patinated Bronze Screening over Patinated Bronze Armature, Large Stack: 84 x 100 x 100, Small Stacks: 

60 x 71 x 71, Site: 1/2 acre Sculpture at Cherokee, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA