Playing Favourites: Saskia O., February 2, 2012

2 Feb

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 Saskia O. with "Spirits" (1972-1974) by Karoo Ashevak (1940-1974), Taloyoak (Spence Bay), bone, stone, baleen, Sprott/MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Muenster, Germany

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

First visit. Happened to walk by the museum and saw sculptures in the window.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the whale bone used- the lines and grains it gives the piece. I also like the caricature of the figure- it’s shape – comical and even crazy, which is great! So inspired by the piece- I sketched it in my book.

Posted by: Kate Mossman, MIA’s Development Officer

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