Mother and Child represents the child as an extension of the mother. As the child begins to slip away, the mother stretches her arms as far as possible to hold on to her. The sculpture is minimally detailed, but is meant to portray a strong family feeling.
Originally from Brazil, Eluisa Altman immigrated to the United States in 1968. She became an American citizen in 1991. Eluisa studied at the Art Students League and Hastings Academy of Art, both in New York. Her sculptures have won numerous awards and she has had commissioned pieces on display in New Jersey, Missouri, and Washington D.C. She currently resides in New Jersey.