According to Amihan Abueva, the daughter of the sculptor, the different stages of life or the cycle of life – birth, the conception or lovemaking, marriage, the coming of age, and death are very frequent motifs in Abueva’s sculptures. The theme of the sculpture took on special significance in 2020, the year of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Sy adds, “We must value life, we must also offer services to others so as we value lives, we see our medical front liners, doctors, nurses, hospital workers risking their lives to save lives of others, lives of patients who are suffering from Corona virus infection. So we must all
work together to save more lives.”