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Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo - "Joie de Vivre"

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Artist: Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo
Title: Joie de Vivre
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: 25"h x 13"w

"This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy." -- George Bernard Shaw

"Joie de Vivre" portrays a female figure in motion. The figure is depicted in an elegant pose in motion, with one leg elegantly lifted and the other supporting her weight. Her arms are gracefully positioned, with one extended and the other bent near her head, contributing to the sense of movement and poise. The sculpture exhibits a dress that flutters with the motion, adding dynamism to the piece. The dress is accentuated with delicate folds and ripples. The color palette of the sculpture is subtle, with a base of bronze and muted teal blue-green hues accentuating the dress. The figure’s skin is rendered with a warm, golden tone that contrasts softly with the dress. Overall, the sculpture exudes a sense of grace, fluidity, and the captured moment.