Tag Archives: Mattiusi Iyaituk

Playing Favourites: Dave P., July 13, 2013

13 Jul

MIA visitor with his favourite piece in the museum.

Dave P., a MIA visitor, with “Singing Shaman About Flying Spirit Helpers” (2009) by Mattiusi Iyaituk (1950-), Akulivik, Nunavik, stone, caribou antler, Sprott/MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Maryland, USA

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

This is my first visit to the museum, I came with my family while we were visiting Toronto on a trip.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the integration of the human and animal spirit in this piece.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

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Playing Favourites: Grace H., August 22, 2012

22 Aug

Grace H., a MIA visitor with “Singing Shaman About Flying Spirit Helpers” (2009) by Mattiusi Iyaituk (1950-), Akulivik, Nunavik, stone, caribou antler, Sprott/ MIA Collection.

Where are you from?

Toronto / Bristol, England.

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

This is my second visit, I wanted to look at some exhibits in detail.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It reminds me of some themes in Anglo-Saxon poetry (my academic background) and of themes in British druidry. I enjoy seeing how some themes occur across different cultures. Also, the faces have a sense of energy and fun (and look like characters from The Moomins books!)

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

Playing Favourites: Pat K., June 11th, 2012

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.

MIA visitor Pat K., with “Iqaluulamiluuq Waiting for Her Baby to Surface” (2008) by Mattiusi Iyaituk (1950-), Akulivik, Nunavik, Stone, caribou antler, muskox horn

Where are you from?

Seatle area.

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

Yes, I had seen info in guide books and was intrigued.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the flowing musk-ox horn, how it ‘s put int the artwork. So glad I came.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Assistant Educational Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Jan B., February 18, 2012

19 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 Jan B. with "Mermaid with Merdaughter" (2009) by Mattiusi Iyaituk (1950-), Akulivik, stone and caribou antler, MIA/Sprott collection

Where are you from:

Sudbury, Ontario

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

1st visit – always interested in art and storytelling

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Love the aesthetic and beauty of the sculpture – the deliberate choice of the curved antlers used to show the coddled/enveloped babe

Posted by: Emma Ward, Visitor Services Officer