Inside Home

Nora Valdez (Argentine, 20th century)
Carved limestone and metal
65 x 18 x 15.5 in.

Created by internationally-known stone sculptor, Nora Valdez, Inside the Home represents the immigrant experience of drifting from one place to another in search of home.

According to the artist, the search is not merely for a geographic location, but the home within one’s heart. The figures in Inside Home hold precious objects such as pets, books, dolls, and other stuffed toys that offer security and remnants of home.

Valdez lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts, and her sculptures represent the nature of change, life of the individual, and the forces that wear upon the human soul. Her immigrant-themed work describes the challenge of those caught within unfamiliar systems who seek the security of home.

Valdez is a member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery and a Professor at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Vermont.