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Salacia

Accession Number
2009/1.467

Title
Salacia

Artist(s)
Michele Oka Doner

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
2008

Medium & Support
cast bronze

Dimensions
77 in. x 27 in. x 32 in. ( 195.58 cm x 68.58 cm x 81.28 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.
"Salacia, in Roman mythology, is Neptune's wife. According to the legend, the god Neptune wanted to marry her and she ran off and hid in the Atlantic Ocean. Neptune sent a dolphin to find her."
Michele Oka Doner, Oct. 6, 2010
Doner began her Angry Neptune sculpture first and then while that remained in her studio, she began a companion piece, "to create a pairing of opposites from the imagined underwater kingdom."

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 areas with a greenish tinge.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
outdoor sculpture

Additional Object Classification(s)
Sculpture

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Keywords
bronzes (visual works)
figures (representations)
outdoor sculpture

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