Letterpress print on Rives BFK Black.
Salty, by Michele Oka Doner, is produced for the occasion of Printed Matter + EXILE Books at NADA Miami 2021. It brings to life with ink and paper a signature image from A Walk on the Beach, currently installed at the Miami International Airport. The work celebrates the beauty of Miami’s surrounding waters and the life forms within that exist beyond the reach of our gaze. Salty visualizes the presence of salt in seawater by depicting the process of crystallization: particles of salt lined up along axes to form beautiful, intersecting formations.
Michele Oka Doner is an internationally renowned artist and author whose career spans five decades. Her work is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world from which she derives her formal vocabulary. The breadth of her artistic production encompasses public art, sculpture, prints and drawings, video, jewelry, functional objects, artist books and costume and set design. She is well known for creating over three dozen permanent public art installations throughout the United States, including “Flight” at Regan International Airport, “Radiant Site,” at the Herald Square MTA station, New York and the mile and a quarter long concourse, “A Walk on the Beach,” at Miami International Airport, with 9000 unique bronzes embedded in terrazzo, seen by 40 million travelers
a year. Oka Doner’s work is found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Musée des Arts Décoratifs (the Louvre), the Victoria & Albert, University of Michigan, Yale and Harvard University museums, and among others. She has received numerous awards, including those given by United Nations Society of Writers and Artists, Pratt Institute, New York State Council of the Arts and the Knight Foundation. In 2016 she received an honorary doctorate from The University of Michigan, where she earned her undergraduate and MFA degrees. Oka Doner is the author or subject of numerous books, including Miami Beach Blueprint of an Eden and Intuitive
Alphabet. Her public works are well documented in Michele Oka Doner: Natural Seduction, Workbook, and Everything Is Alive. She maintains a studio in New York City.