Friday, November 15, 2019

This Sunday, November 17, 2-3 PM

Art Complex Museum
myth makers myth makers myth makers

Seeking Higher Ground, 2019, bamboo, zip ties, reflector, spray paint, oil cloth

Meet the Myth Makers!
Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein

Sunday, November 17, 2-3 PM

The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden Street, Box 2814, Duxbury, MA 02331
It has been an exciting late fall into ... almost... winter! The Myth Makers have been very busy.
We moved "Seeking Higher Ground" from Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, Mass. to the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Mass. We are doing an talk there on Sunday at 2.

And we moved "The Beacon" to our partner Save That Stuff in Boston from the Heritage Museums and Gardens on Cape Cod. It is always exciting to see our Avian Avatars take on new meanings as they change location.

The Beacon, Harborwalk Boston
The Beacon, The Naval Yard Charlestown
 The Beacon, Save That Stuff warehouse, Charlestown

We presented a proposal - The Phoenix Festival - for A New View in Camden NJ (click here).

We were invited guest speakers at the Harvard Forest Seminar.
Click to see our program: "Working at the Intersection of Art and Science"

Personally, I have added two great galleries:


44 West Brook Street / Manchester, NH 603.668.6650
A premier New England retail fine art gallery offering corporate and residential art consulting services. Please stop in.


wood, ceramic birds

It is all about fun.

Let’s always find time to flirt, giggle and seek each other’s attention playfully.

  wood, ceramic birds

Not all flocks flock together.
Not all black sheep are sheep.
Together is not always together.
Standing out is not a bad thing unless you want to fit in.

145 Lincoln Road   
Lincoln, MA 01773
Please visit if in Lincoln. I am in the windows. Prominent and well lit 24/7

I continue to have work at 

"Perfect Pitch (Marriage)"  
Wood, ceramic birds, 18h” x 24w” x 24d”

A duet that hovers on the delicate edge of harmony.
A balance that is robust yet quavering.
A melody that needs devoted attention to stay tuned.


Fine Artists: A Practical Career Guide
by Marcia Santore
This is a great read for aspiring and mid career artists. 
Organized, succinct writing on all the pertinent skills and life choices.


 January 29- Februrary 23, 2020

First Friday Reception: Friday, Feb. 7, 2019, 5:30-8:30 pm

With work priced from $50 to $1,000.
Boston Sculptors Gallery 

486 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02118

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Open Studios Maynard! 9/28 & 29 12-5

We have not had an open house/studio in several years so this is a great opportunity for our friends to see what we have been doing creatively and to take a rare personal tour of our studio practice. Our home is full of our work on view and lived with:

123 Summer Street Maynard MA.

Maynard is a great town full of many fine ethnic restaurants where the food is authentic and owner designed. Please plan to linger. Make an afternoon of it and visit our classic brick schoolhouse -
ArtSpace, one of the largest arts centers in New England, invites you to attend its annual ArtSpace Artists’ Open Studios event on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 & 29 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. here at 63 Summer Street, Maynard, MA

Our studios show our active practice and allow an intimate view of works in progress.

I have new work on view:

We look forward to seeing you. Friends are always welcome. Warmly Donna & Andy
CLOSING THOUGHTS: Is craft transcendental? That is the challenge. Making art has rigors of concept that confront craft making. I am drawn to the object but have been trained to eschew attractiveness as a vehicle of meaning.

Land and natural conversations - the geology, botany, zoology, science of our transforming respiring world - are the essence of my life. MY TRANSCENDENCE.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

A Unique Photo Series & Event

An exceptional and unusual opportunity! Donna and I have long admired the stone collection of Timothy Springer. He is a great friend and we have gotten to know his family and had him as a guest speaker at my show. He asked us to photograph some of his collection for an event he was having. We had a great time, both taking the pictured of his awesome rocks, as well and hearing tales from his colleagues and family at the event.

"Timothy "Tim" A. Springer, Ph.D. is an immunologist and Latham Family Professor at Harvard Medical School. Springer is best known for his pioneering work in discovering the first integrins and intercellular adhesion molecules and elucidating how these cell adhesion molecules function in the immune system." His interest in the perforations and intricacies of Chinese Scholars Rocks is understandable.

 Picturing his stones exquisitely sited about his home was a delight.

"Tim is receiving the 2019 Canada Gairdner International Award, which recognizes pivotal contributions in the field of biomedicine.  To date, the Gairdner Foundation has recognized the stellar work of more than 380 scientists from 35 countries. Eighty-nine recipients have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes." We were thrilled to attend the event with so many of Tim's family and colleagues who so admire his science. George Q. Daley, dean of Harvard Medical School said: “Tim Springer’s creativity and passion are inspirational.” Tim also invited me to install three of my large new sculptures at the event.


Fable. A cluster of 16 massive hand made “stones” in trees installed in Crystal Park, a private sculpture garden near Beacon NY. 

Echoing the pattern of stones scattered about this geologically spectacular and steep landscape, I have placed in trees high overhead a lighthearted and unexpected series of my signature hand made stones.

Some of these "stones" were massive. Donna is standing under one that is 8' x 6' x 4'
 -- over 20 feet in the tree.
Others occupied a more intimate siting where they can be seen closely.
The installation itself was a bit of a tree rodeo but Guido was an exceptional tree jockey. Once the lift truck got stuck on the extreme hillside (immediately), we solved placement with ropes and dexterity.
This is a semi-permanent installation subject to the whims of tree longevity and extremes of weather.


A Reception, A Reading, A Conversation on Creative Practice

Georgia Blue Gallery

July 21, 2:00 pm

A Reception, A Reading,
A Conversation on Creative Practice
Donna Dodson
Andy Moerlein
Nancy Lord photo by Irene Owsley
Perry Eaton
Mara Kimmel
We all agree that more conversations need to take place. Join us for this stimulating conversation on the Creative Process with these artists.

Nancy Lord will do a short reading of her writings related to birds, a frequent theme in all three of the artists' work. Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein will present new sculptures. Perry Eaton will be in the gallery as a guest artist, talking about his work and career. Mara Kimmel, Anchorage Museum Deputy Director will moderate.

Creative Process. How does a writer begin with the blank page? How do the artists address a block of wood? What is the process that drives each of these internationally known creators to success in their respective careers? What are the commonalities within each of their inspired paths?

This is a short talk intended for a broad public with an enthusiasm for creative activity, regardless of medium or professional ambition. The artists are each inspired speakers and exceptional practitioners of their craft. After the short reading and informal conversation there will be a reception and the opportunity to speak with each of the artists and the moderator.

Georgia Blue Gallery,, 907-563-2787, Tues - Fri, 11 - 6; Sat, 11 - 5, Closed Sunday & Monday. | 3555 Arctic Blvd, Unit C-5, Olympic Center, Anchorage, AK 99503