Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo

Artist Statement

The predominant inspiration for my current figurative work is flora. My focus lies in representing botanical forms and their metaphors as they relate to human forms and human experiences. These forms are defined by movement and strength and dignity.

Using sculpture as my medium, each piece is meant to reveal a pleasing organic shape illustrating nature and a humanity.

My hope is that these forms feel familiar though they are conceived of a hybrid of shapes both real and imaginary.

Artist Bio

Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo makes her home in Oklahoma City, OK. She is native of Canada and a ­graduate of the Alberta College of Art in Calgary.

She believes her role as a sculptor is to create work that adds value to our existence, to represent goodness in life by creating, teaching, discovering, sharing, and serving. She identifies with the words of architect Samuel Mockbee, who said, “The role of the artist in society is to lift the spirit, to somehow let us see the goodness in things.”

She has been exhibiting and selling her work since 1991. Her sculptures are held in ­corporate and private ­collections in the United States and Canada.

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Collaboration, Commissions, Exhibitions, Public Art, Retail, Teaching/Demos, Featured Artist