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Michele Oka Doner
Epiphytes: Absorbing From Nature

Materials: cast bronze set in terrazzo with mother-of-pearl
Location: USF Sarasota-Manatee Rotunda

Artist Statement: Contained within this work of art is the form and structure that compose the diverse natural world of the USF Sarasota- Manatee Campus Center. The vascular structure of a leaf,   abstract segmentation of pine bark, and patterns of fossilized shell that characterize the geologic substructure of Sarasota itself combine in this work to create an enchanted field guide for generations of students who enter the rotunda space and enhance their connection to life around them.

Epiphytes: Absorbing From Nature
made possible by Florida's Art in State Buildings Program