One of Singapore’s most popular tourist sites is in my backyard; well, it is just across the street. So, I fortunately find myself there a couple of times a week. One of my favourite features in the Botanic Gardens is this sculpture, Swing Me, Mama, sculpted in serpentine (spring stone) by Dominic Benhura (1995).
I love Mother & Child depictions in art and this one captures the joy of closeness in play. It is placed at one edge of Swan Lake, next to a Victorian Gazebo, where many moms & their children come to view the fish & turtles. When the girls were younger, we spent many hours sitting by this very lake; it is amazing to me that neither of the girls fell in despite all the squealing and jumping around.