Michele Oka Doner, a graduate of the University of Michigan, is well known for her small-scale bronze sculptures of organic forms and her bronze and terrazzo floor installations. This sculpture is part of a series of figurative sculptures Oka Doner created that were inspired by nature and the sea. Although clearly referencing a human form, elements of the natural world are easily discerned.
Michele Oka Doner. Colossus, 2003. Bronze, 63 x 26 x 18 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Michele Oka Doner.