Michele Oka Doner is fascinated by the human tendency to collect and arrange, to bring order and meaning into an otherwise messy world. She is also just as much interested in Nature as a place of mortal passage for all living creatures. Thus, she sees in stones, pebbles, leaves, sticks, seeds, pods, shells, and husks vestigial remnants of a world that is both eternal and fleeting. The artist transforms what others might call detritus into works that are notable both for their material beauty as well as their intellectual impact.
Michele Oka Doner: Into the Mysterium, 12 Oct 2017 — 14 Jan 2018
Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive