mother & child

Happy Place, Happy Space

I run past this sculpture when I head down Orchard Road, which I did after a long hiatus. I had to stop to say hello.

Located outside Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, this is the 1st of 2 sculptures of the same name by Ng Eng Teng.

Mother & Child, 1980, Ng Eng Teng, Bronze

Nicknamed “The Grandfather of Singapore Sculpture”, Dr Ng Eng Teng was acclaimed for his innovative modern sculpture over a career spanning four decades… Particularly known for work carrying warm humanist themes, Dr Ng’s sculpture brings life and vibrancy to these public spaces.

National Gallery of Singapore

I have an affinity for Mother & Child images. So, Loving Husband and I set out this week to the National Gallery of Singapore to seek out the other Mother & Child by this sculptor.

“I look on the whole emotional aspect of mankind: the struggle, the heartache, the love, the hatred and the bitterness of life; all this (is expressed) with Mother & Child.

Ng Eng Teng, sculptor

Which Mother & Child speaks to you more?

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Reading your Joyful Posts brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.

If you would like to join in, ping back to this post and I will include you next week.

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  1. These are very interesting sculptures and i think I like the second one for some reason. Thanks for including a link to my post, you are so kind!


    1. You are always welcome in this space, Debbie!
      I think most of us are drawn to the 2nd sculpture. There are 16 years separating them, so maybe the artist’s maturity shows through. Also perhaps the placement makes a huge difference.

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  2. Beautiful sculptures, Ju-Lyn. The Greek columns and the second sculpture compliment one another. Thank you for the mention and for linking with #weekendcoffeeshare.


    1. The sculpture was brought to this new location in late 2019 – it is certainly a very grand & historic backdrop for it (now National Gallery of Singapore, formerly City Hall).


  3. Hi Ju-Lyn, Thanks for sharing my story link. That story made me smile and, since I know the person who inspired it, I enjoyed creating something that celebrated that new start.


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