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Cor ad Cor Loquitor

By James Michael Maher
Category: Sculpture


Cor ad Cor Loquitur was originally commissioned for the hospital of the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton, SD. The sisters requested a sculpture that would exemplify their mission to bring the caring and love of Jesus to the world. The artist’s 18-month-old son was the model for the child. Thus, Maher parallels Jesus’ unconditional love for all with a parent’s love for a child. The bench  makes the piece more accessible to the viewer by extending an invitation for the viewer to sit while contemplating the themes of caring and love presented in the sculpture. (Courtesy of SLUMA)

Dimensions: 5′ x 4′ x 4′
Year Completed: 1996
Material: Bronze
Owner: Saint Louis University

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