Mother and Child

Ng Eng Teng

First placed in Singapore: 1980

was moved from its second location along the top of Orchard Road to Gardens by the Bay sometime in 2021

Was moved sometime in 2008? and again in 2021... Seems very odd to take it out of Orchard Road when it had been such a landmark there for 40 years...

Patron: Far East Organization

One of the most familiar works of public art in Singapore, it stood for more than twenty eight years on a busy Orchard Rd pedestrian corner. It then moved up the road to rest in front of the Orchard Parade Hotel, not so far away. In 2021 it was exiled to Gardens by the Bay, an odd decision for a piece that had been such a landmark on Orchard Rd.

Photos of piece in Gardens by the Bay, by Dave Chua

Text of the Label:

Note: This work had no label for many years of its life. Refreshing! This label was added when it was moved to Gardens by the Bay.
Mother & Child
Bronze


Sculptor:
Dr Ng Eng Teng
Singapore

“Humanity, yes, life itself is my main inspiration… Humanity begins wit the family, parents and childrenm their upbringing and relationships. So the mother and child theme has been very prominent in my work.

I look on the whole emotional aspect of mankind. The struggle, the heartache, the love, the hatred and bitterness of life; all this [is expressed] with mother and child...” - Dr Ng Eng Teng

Last updated: Dec-30-2021

Mother and Child
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