Tag Archives: looty pijamini

Playing Favourites: Pamela C., August 1 2012

3 Aug

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.

Pamela C., an MIA visitor, with Looty Pijamini Ausuittuq  Sea Goddess Legend (c. 1980s) Muskox horn, whale bone, ivory, hide, antler, sinew Private Collection

Pamela C., a MIA visitor, with “Sea Goddess Legend” (c. 1980s) by Looty Pijamini, Ausuittuq, muskox horn, whale bone, ivory, hide, antler, sinew, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Newfoundland but I now live here in Toronto.

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

I love Inuit art, I consider it a unique and highly valuable part of Canadian heritage.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because I love the whole Sedna story and in this piece there is so much drama.

Posted by: Emma Ward, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

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Playing Favourites: Darran P., September 4, 2011

8 Sep

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 Darran P. next to Sea Goddess Legend” (c. 1980s) by Looty Pijamini (1953 – ), Ausuittuq, Muskox horn, whalebone, ivory, hide, antler, sinew, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

Yes, saw the pieces on display from hallway.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The artist’s ability to invoke thoughts of arctic versions of sea creatures, real and fictional with amazing resources – life form and natural materials.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: E. Q., August 26, 2011

27 Aug

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 E. Q. next to Sea Goddess Legend” (c. 1980s) by Looty Pijamini (1953 – ), Ausuittuq, Muskox horn, whalebone, ivory, hide, antler, sinew, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

France

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

First visit, advised by a friend who saw it on an ad.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The fine features of the sculpture, the brilliance and the brightness.  The sculpture is funny and calming.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Marc K., June 12, 2011

12 Jun

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.

Marc K., MIA Visitor next to Sea Goddess Legend” (c. 1980s) by Looty Pijamini (1953 – ), Ausuittuq, Muskox horn, whalebone, ivory, hide, antler, sinew, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

France and Quebec.

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

Yes this is my first visit.  A love of Inuit Art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The Siren and Beluga is my favorite.  The smooth contours which made me wonder about the story.  The curves are very nice – beauty of the beast.  Philosophy behind the art.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Ann J., June 5, 2011

5 Jun

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 Ann J next to “Sea Goddess Legend” (c. 1980s) by Looty Pijamini (1953 – ), Ausuittuq, Muskox horn, whalebone, ivory, hide, antler, sinew, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Falls Church, Virginia, USA

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

This is my first visit – I read about it in a Toronto guidebook and am interested in this art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because of its beauty and I was interested in the story it depicts.

Posted by: Alysa Procida, MIA’s Educational Coordinator