Dori Atlantis, Installation artist
  Dori Atlantis
  Artist’s Statement

       While mourning my mother’s death, I began stripping the bark off branches and bending these branches into forms. These early pieces were allowed to weather, dry, crack, mold and finally fall apart.  I found myself drawn to natural processes and natural material, using installation as the structure.

     I aim for layers of meaning in my work, while retaining some of the unique characteristics of the materials I use.  Ultimately, I am addressing both physical and emotional transformation and using opposing natural phenomenon such as wind, stillness, shadow, and light.  Underlying it all is a sense of the transitory nature of life.                            


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