Animal Woman on Chair
“It may have been expected that after her stay at the Cite des Arts in Paris, 1987, Maureen Quin would work in the manner of the Grand Master of Western tradition, Rodin. Instead, Maureen Quin discovered her African roots; her bronze sculptures became savage, shocking, even crude in its strong attenuations and harsh contrast of forms. The figures are part human – part insect. There is no dividing line between man and nature. And it is the harsh nature that is Africa” Deon Lemmer.
The elongated legs of the common chair achieve a domestic throne like quality in the bronze sculpture, “Animal Woman on Chair”. The figure is abstracted to a relaxed posture, the head shaped to reflect head scarves worn by African women. She is confident in the knowledge of her strength, long proud neck leaning forward with energy and anchored by her right leg.
Size: H 5800 x W 230 x L 150 mm
Base Size: H 55 x W 130 x L 160 mm