Xanadu Gallery | Scottsdale, AZ*

Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo - "Inner Beauty"

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Artist: Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo
Title: Inner Beauty
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: 19"h x 7.5"w

"Many years ago, while working on a portrait of a little girl, I referred to her as beautiful. Her mother said, "Thank you, yes she is, and she does her best every day to be as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside." I appreciated that she didn't focus on just the physical aspect of beauty but recognized and nurtured a beauty inside and out." Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo

"Inner Beauty" is a sculpture that features an abstract, floral shape with a polished surface that combines various hues including bronze, gold, and hints of green. Within this fluid shape, the figure of a woman is integrated, giving the impression that she is a part of the surrounding form. The woman's body is stylized with graceful, flowing lines that complement the overall organic shape of the sculpture. The sculpture is mounted on a circular base, providing stability to the artwork and completing the presentation. The colors and the shape suggest a fusion of natural motifs with a touch of elegance and fantasy, evoking a sense of harmony between the human figure and floral forms. The entire piece is meticulously crafted, capturing light and creating an interplay of highlights and shadows that enhance its three-dimensional quality.