Playing Favourites: Lesley S., July 23, 2012

23 Jul

Lesley S., a MIA visitor, with “Mother and Child” (c. 1950) by an unidentified artist, Canadian Arctic, stone, ivory, Sprott/MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Nottingham, England.

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

I came across MIA by chance. It is my first visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

As a mother myself, I was drawn to this piece as I felt it symbolized the love of a mother for her child as she encircles the baby with her arms. The eyes connect with the child and it’s intimate.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

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