Dora Natella's avatar Dora Natella

My ideas come from historical and contemporary figurative traditions. My vocabulary draws from disciplines, artists and movements across the arts from the Italian Renaissance to contemporary artists such as Giacomo Manzu, Emilio Greco, Marisol Escobar, Robert Graham, Antony Gormley and others. The human body has been one of the central subjects investigated by artists throughout history. I am fascinated with the human landscape because it's so rich in metaphor, and varied in form. It changes so dramatically from person to person. Personal narrative, memory, the sculptural process, and my perceptual choices, all contribute to the construction of meaning. In “Overseer” the female figure appears confident and strong, like a column; while her placement and the height of the log beneath her enhances her presence in the surrounding space. All my work is a continuous inquiry into the nature of the sculptural material, its integrity, the process, and the perceptual construction of meaning.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 18 inches
  • Medium: Bronze and Aluminum
  • Width: 13 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 157 inches