Maureen Quin

– Master Sculptor –

Decades of Sculptural Excellence

Mantis Man

“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.

This is a pivotal piece. It was the first sculpture Maureen Quin did after returning from Paris and she was very aware that she was African, and not European. Maureen Quin broke away from the more realistic work she was doing in the 1980’s resulting in a completely different, restless feel.

Year: 1988
Edition: 4
Medium: Bronze
Size: H 310 x W 230 x L 770 mm
Base Size: H 75 x W 230 x L 830 mm