Student wins statue-naming contest at Sylva library

The public library in Sylva has a new 24-hour resident, a statue named “Home.”

The sculpture, made of smoothed gray marble by Balsam artist Jim Knapp, shows a person reading a book. Knapp donated the artwork to the library to display in the children’s area. The library sponsored a naming contest, and Vanessa Moss was named the winner for her entry, “Home.”

“Whenever you are in a strange or confusing place, you can always go home when you sit down and read your favorite book,” Moss said.

The name will be inscribed on a brass plate at the base of the sculpture.

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