Icon | Michele Oka Doner

Michele Oka Doner has been making work since the seventies. When one has such a depth of accomplishments and mediums it ironically, becomes more difficult to discuss their work as it is difficult to fixate on one central point. Duchamp lived with the Large Glass in his studio for ten years, one of the true enigmatic performances in art; letting it collect dust and more importantly, letting it collect time and intention. Oka Doner is infamous for designing every object in her world and studio herself, “I have always believed that our daily lives should be approached with grace and ceremony.” This extends into her garments which often echo draped Grecian robes or minimalist sculptural costumes. Her phenomenal love of the natural world echoes and sits with heavy weight in her work such as, a human torso constructed of twigs of steel. She too sits surrounded in her studio by accumulated meaning in ethereal dust. The seventies whisper their untamed quiet revolt and patiently wait for her assigned meaning or can very graciously live without.
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