Playing Favourites: Sharon M, June 19, 2011

22 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 Sharon M with "Sedna Is Found" (2008) by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950 - ), Paulatuk, NWT, Stone, caribou antler, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?


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

Yes, I was attracted to whale carvings and went in to ask a question and was invited into a wonderful exhibit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

You are attracted to the strong face and flowing hair, guessing it is the Sea goddeaa. Then as you move around the otherside of the face is so different – smooth, with two eyes. I don’t know the meaning of the two eyes but it is startling.

Posted by: Alysa Procida, MIA’s Educational Coordinator

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