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Angry Neptune

Accession Number
2009/1.466

Title
Angry Neptune

Artist(s)
Michele Oka Doner

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
2008

Medium & Support
cast bronze

Dimensions
77 in. x 26 in. x 29 1/2 in. ( 195.58 cm x 66.04 cm x 74.93 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by a bequest from Clarence and Ruth Roy, the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund, and the support of the artist

Subject matter
This is one of three Doner sculptures installed together- Angry Neptune, Salacia and Strider.
"Angry Neptune was made as a statement about the obscene gestures the human species has repeatedly made toward the sea. Robbing the shores of fish, sending plastics into the deep seas, spilling toxins into the water, etc. I feel his rage is palpable."
Michele Oka Doner, 10/6/2010

Physical Description
Large bronze sculpture resembling a headless human figure. The surface texture is very rough with deep voids and coarse patches of metal. The brown patina has a whitish tinge.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
outdoor sculpture

Additional Object Classification(s)
Sculpture

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
bronze (metal)
figures (representations)
legendary figures
outdoor sculpture

8 Related Resources

Outdoor Sculpture Tour
(Part of: Docent Materials for Permanent Collection)
Sculpture & Yoga
(Part of: Virtual Tours)
Michele Oka Doner
(Part of: STAMPS 2020 SUMMER ACTIVITY)

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