July – August 2004
About the Artist
Dohne received her MFA in Sculpture from Ohio State University, Columbus, OH and her BFA from Alfred University, Alfred, NY. She has had solo shows at Earlville Opera House Gallery, Earlville, NY, the Robert Turner Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY and Schumecker Art Gallery, Gettysburg, College, Gettsyburg, PA. Group shows are SOHO20 Chelsea, NY, NY and Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA. Dohne is currently an Assistant Professor at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Art and Design, Syracuse, University, Syracuse, NY.
“Mirage” is a weather-sensitive art installation that moves when there is a breeze. The piece consists of over 500 silver stakes to which silver fabric ribbons are attached that flutter a few inches from the ground when there is a breeze. The piece is meant to be viewed from a distance to better convey a sense of a mirage, a natural optical phenomenon that occurs when there are different heat temperatures layered in the atmosphere. The piece was installed on Sunday, July 11 to honor the Boilermaker racers, who end their race in the Sculpture Space neighborhood at Butler Park.