19da Crossing Over, Dona Anderson
bamboo kendo (martial art) sticks, patterned paper, thread, 15" x 94" x 30" 2008, $16,000
18da Bamboo Basket, Dona Anderson
bamboo (from repurposed hockey sticks), thread, glue, 16" x 20" x 15", 2008, $1,800
photo by Richard Nicol
24da Asteroid-Black, Dona Anderson
wire armature, pattern paper, paint, 18"x 24" x 4", 2014, $3,600
21da Over Easy, Dona Anderson
paper armature covered with pattern paper as surface design. Frame (cover) is rounds reeds strengthened with pattern paper, polymer and black paint, 10" x 14" x 14" , 2011, $1,800
20da Re-Tire, Dona Anderson
tire chain, netting and window screen, 8.5" x 16.25" x 14.5", 2011 $1,800
22da Tribal Dona Anderson
bamboo kendo sticks, garden stakes, Japanese Kozo rice paper, paint, thread, matte medium, 46" x 34" x 8", 2012, $4,000
(on loan; Plunge: explorations from above and below through October 8th at the New Bedford Museum of Art, New Bedford, MA)
17da Undulating Surface #7, Dona Anderson
wire armature, pattern paper and polymer, 16" x 17.5" x 15"
15da Otaku, Dona Anderson
reeds, thread and paint, 17" x 18' x 15", 2015, $1,500
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Whatcom Museum of Art & History, Bellingham, Washington; Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery, Portland, Oregon (Defining the Bamboo Aesthetic); Nordic Heritage Museum Seattle, Washington (Muse of the Millennium); Greater Denton Arts Council, Texas (Materials Hard & Soft); Everett Center for the Arts, Washington; Mesa Art Center, Arizona; Hoffman Gallery, Portland College of Art and Craft, Oregon, Portland College of Art, Oregon; Art Center of Estes Park, Colorado; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (National Basketry Organization-All Things Considered VII traveling exhibition); Bellevue Arts Center, Washington; Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Public Library, Greenwich, Connecticut (Paperworks: Material as Medium); Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, Georgia; Lancaster Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; Fuller Craft Museum (Pulp Function); Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon (Recycled Art, Invitational); Cheongju, Korea (International Craft Biennial); Tacoma Art Museum, Washington; Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Gallery, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan; Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey (Green from the Get Go: International Contemporary Basketmakers); Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Massachusetts (All Things Considered VIII).
5da Oxygen, Dona Anderson
round reed, thread & medical tubing, 23" x 13" x 5", 2004, $1,400
"The majority of my work is three dimensional. I love the touch of the materials whether they are paper, reeds, cement or metal, shaping them into an image that satisfies me.
My ideas or inspiration comes from the routine of life, everyday things that surround me, my house, friends, architecture and yes, television.
Our environment works on us in a silent way.The finished artwork is what matters. The process by which it evolves is a good teacher. Life flows through us and eventually into our artwork our thoughts are revealed. "