Angry Neptune, Salacia, and Strider

Michele Oka Doner (BS 1966 and MFA 1968)
2008; Bronze; Sculpture
Central Campus; East side of Alumni Memorial Hall – Museum of Art

Part of the collections of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. The three figures “are at once dense and fragmented, the thick undergrowth of texture revealing inner voids and complex strands of bronze of extraordinary complexity. Majestic yet seemingly crippled, these headless forms evoke ancient, fossilized totems, their surface scarrings suggestive of the decay both of natural forces and of passing time.” (Quoted from, and for more info, see UMMA web site.) Oka Doner is also the sculptor of Science Benches and Positron, both located on Central Campus.