Playing Favourites: Carol C., October 2, 2011

4 Oct

Playing Favourites is a running series featuring MIA visitors, staff and volunteers with their favorite objects in our collection.  Playing Favourites is open to every person at MIA, so please let us know if you’d like to participate the next time you visit.

MIA visitor Carol C. with "Creation Story" (2007) by Manasie Akpaliapik (1955-), Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), whale bone, stone, ivory, Private Collection on loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Toronto, ON

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

Culture Days- to try my hand at Inuit art. An “air-brushed” polar bear and ulu.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It is entitled the “Creation Story” aptly, as the art piece depicts a polar bear emerging from the stabilized remains of a whale, and depicts several sea animals, as well as the preparation tools used to transform the “catch” into food.

Posted by: Kate Mossman, MIA’s Development Officer

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