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Bone Branch, 2011 Wood, Papier Mache, Wire © Dori Atlantis
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Circare Screen, 2011 Mixed Media- Found Objects 20' X 10' X 1' © Dori Atlantis
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Balancing Echoes: Helix & Heart, 2011 Mixed Media 14' X 30' X 20' © Dori Atlantis
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From Here to There, 2010-2011 Mixed Media © Dori Atlantis
Headheels
Head Over Heels, 2010 Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire 53" X 43"x 40" © Dori Atlantis
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Balancing Echoes/Helix, 2010 Mixed Media 9'x20'x22' © Dori Atlantis
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Drawing the Line 2, 2010 Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire © Dori Atlantis
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Balancing Echoes: Helix & Heart, 2010 Mixed Media © Dori Atlantis
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Balancing Echoes/ Helix, 2010 Mixed 9'x 20' X22' © Dori Atlantis
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Assemble , August 14, 2010 Digital Photographs, Plexiglas, Monofilament © Dori Atlantis
Holdin1
Hold In , 2009 Mixed Media 6' X 10' X 10' © Dori Atlantis
Grainsofconnectionem
Grains of Connection, 2009 Mixed Media © dori Atlantis & Karen Frimkess Wolff
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Sylvan Passage
Pine_ave_1
Sylvan Passage detail Mixed Media
Pastforwardem
Past / Forward, 2/14/09 Mixed Media ~8 'x 12 ' X 8' © Dori Atlantis & Karen Frimkess Wolff
Hold_outpm2
Hold Out , 10/2008 Mixed Media ~9' X 20' X 10' © Dori Atlantis
Pastforwardday3
Past / Forward, 2/14 - 3/31 2009 Mixed Media 8'x 12'x 8' © Dori Atlantis
Fireoncesaid
Fire Once Said, 2009 Mixed Media © Dori Atlantis & Karen Frimkess Wolff
Balancingechoesdetail_copy
Balancing Echoes, Sept 2009 Mixed Media © Dori Atlantis
Balancingechoes2_copy
balancing Echoes, Sept 2009 Mixed Media © Dori Atlantis
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Kenisys, 2008 Mixed Media © Dori Atlantis
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From Here to There, 2010 Mixed Media © Dori Atlantis
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Sylvan Passage detail, 2/2008 Branches, Paper, Salt, Plastic 11'h X 7'd X 40'w © Dori Atlantis
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Sylvan Passage detail, 2/2008 Branches, Paper, Salt, Plastic 11'h X 7'd X 40'w © Dori Atlantis
Windwardem1
Windward, June 2006 Branches, Adobe © Dori Atlantis
Studiofresno
Studio at Fresno, 1972 Photography © Dori Atlantis
Keupee
Kewpie , 1971 Photography © Dori Atlantis
Gunplay2
Gun Play, 1972 Photo of Performance © Dori Atlantis
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Lives in
Silverlake
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
California State University, Fresno
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
Representing galleries
Tags
landscape-based mixed-media, environmental installation, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, landscape, photography
Statement


         
I began stripping the bark off branches and bending these branches into forms while mourning my mother's death.  These early pieces were allowed to weather, dry, crack, shrink, mold and finally fall apart. I found myself drawn to natural processes and materials using installation in a landscape structure.

My work is inspired by nature and landscape. I alter the materials I use while striving to retain their unique characteristics. Ultimately, I am addressing both physical transformation and opposing natural phenomenon such as wind, stillness, shadow, and light. Underlying it all is a sense of the transitory nature of life.

As an artist, I am concerned with the traditional issues of form, color, line, space and texture. I combine the languages of art and nature to reflect the transient and fragile qualities of life and landscape forms in installations, sculptures and two dimensional work.