Dec. 10 Art Minute: Laura Donefer, Blizzard Amulet Basket
Known as an artist with a brilliant command of color and attention to detail, Laura Donefer has been using glass as a primary artistic medium for more than 27 years. Unusual for her work, she chose a monochrome palette of transparent and opaque white glass for this Amulet Basket. According to Donefer, she was experimenting with the form in the middle of a blizzard in the winter of 2007, which inspired her to create this work with its wintry appearance.
Donefer also often incorporates mixed media and—literally—“found” objects into her work. A confessed lifelong hoarder, her studio is crammed with what she calls “human sheddings, urban remnants, and natural bric-a-brac.”
This work is currently on view in the exhibition Sights and Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses.