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Wildwood Press LLC
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Michele Oka Doner Wildwood Press LLC

Michele Oka Doner has been called “nature’s scribe.” The sculptures and decorative objects—candelabras, tableware, and accessories—she creates recall organic forms, resembling bark, tree roots, microscopic molecules, and the human body. Over the course of her career she has created several important pieces of public art, including Radiant Site (1991), a groundbreaking tile installation in the New York subway system, and A Walk on the Beach (1995), a two-and-a-half-mile-long concourse at the Miami International Airport of dark terrazzo inlaid with bronze and mother-of-pearl. A recurring theme in her work is the marine flora and fauna of her native Miami. "Miami Beach is primal in my work,” she has said. “It was a place that fascinated and nurtured me, with the forces of nature, the dramatic thunderstorms, the extraordinary light.”

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Dieu Donné
Selected exhibitions
2019
Michele Oka Doner: Recent MonoprintsMarlborough New York
2018
Michele Oka Doner 'Bringing The Fire'David Gill Gallery
2015
Mysterium - Michele Oka DonerDavid Gill Gallery
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Prairie, 2009

Relief on Handmade Paper
96 × 48 in
243.8 × 121.9 cm
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Location
St. Louis
Medium
Signature
On Front
Publisher
Wildwood Press LLC
Image rights
Michele Oka Doner Wildwood Press LLC

Michele Oka Doner has been called “nature’s scribe.” The sculptures and decorative objects—candelabras, tableware, and accessories—she creates recall organic forms, resembling bark, tree roots, microscopic molecules, and the human body. Over the course of her career she has created several important pieces of public art, including Radiant Site (1991), a groundbreaking tile installation in the New York subway system, and A Walk on the Beach (1995), a two-and-a-half-mile-long concourse at the Miami International Airport of dark terrazzo inlaid with bronze and mother-of-pearl. A recurring theme in her work is the marine flora and fauna of her native Miami. "Miami Beach is primal in my work,” she has said. “It was a place that fascinated and nurtured me, with the forces of nature, the dramatic thunderstorms, the extraordinary light.”

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Dieu Donné
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Michele Oka Doner
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