Floating Boat


19da Crossing Over, Dona Anderson, bamboo kendo (martial art) sticks, patterned paper, thread, 15" x 94" x 30" 2008, $16,000


Dona Anderson Armor


18da Bamboo Basket, Dona Anderson, bamboo (from repurposed hockey sticks), thread, glue, 16" x 20" x 15", 2008, $1,800
photo by Richard Nicol


Graphic Basket


24da Asteroid-Black, Dona Anderson, wire armature, pattern paper, paint, 18"x 24" x 4", 2014, $3,600


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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


Dona Anderson Armor


20da Re-Tire, Dona Anderson, tire chain, netting and window screen, 8.5" x 16.25" x 14.5", 2011 $1,800


Paper Boat


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


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17da Undulating Surface #7, Dona Anderson, wire armature, pattern paper and polymer, 16" x 17.5" x 15"
2010, $1,600


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15da Construct-Deconstruct II, Dona Anderson, reeds, thread and paint, 17" x 18' x 15", $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 & Ethel Ford House Gallery, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan (Green from the Get Go: International Contemporary Basketmakers).


Dona Anderson Armor


5da Oxygen, Dona Anderson, round reed, thread & medical tubing, 23" x 13" x 5", 2004, $1,400

Statement:
"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. "

Dona Anderson

Publications featuring this artist