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. This is really amazing, Ju-Lyn!
    This bond of mother and child is certainly unique. Dr Ng Eng Teng has captured it nicely in his work.
    Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful captures with my challenge 🙂


  2. 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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  3. 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).


  4. 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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