|Bantam, 46" tall, wood, paint by Donna Dodson|
Dodson’s art celebrates the relationship between humans and the animal kingdom. Replete with mythological imagery and age-old iconography, her sculptures evoke a mystical reverence for feminine strength and beauty. Her inspirations include ancient Egyptian art, traditional African sculptures and Native American totems (among others, of course… pre-med studies, and she often uses logs of osage orange wood from her grandfather’s farm in Illinois). We enjoy that there is something “goddess” about her pieces that strikes a cord in the gut. We also love how she works with her materials, whether it requires letting knots in wood emerge as eyes or delightful nipples, or shaping styrofoam and cement into buxom seagull cinderella, or exposing the serene solidity of stone in oracle elephants. Just saying, we like.
|Madam Elephant, 38" tall, wood, paint 2005 by Donna Dodson Photo Credit: Bruno Giust|