Dona Dalton

"I have a strong attachment to the old toys and objects I had as a child, and it comes out now in my love of animals and mythology. "

Dona Dalton considers her work to be "toys as sculpture." Drawing from observation, and an enthusiasm for the narrative potential of Egyptian mythology, she creates works that imply relationship and connection, playfulness and spirituality. A bird at the workplace or a cat in a boat can be the best of companions.

Using poplar, pine, and aspen, Dalton carves wood on a band saw, and uses a rotary carver for smaller figures and details. Like icing on a cake, the colorful layers of acrylic paint, latex enamel, and metallic leaf bring each piece to life.

Dona Dalton received a BFA in sculpture from the Philadelphia College of Art. Her work has been shown at the American Craft Council Show, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, and the Washington DC Craft Show, among others. Her work can be found in galleries throughout the USA.

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Bees and Birds
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 900
Belted Kingfishers
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 150 - $ 160
Racing Horses
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 300
Sitting Cats
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 130
Big Fish
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 190
Bird Duo
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 60 - $ 68
Mice Trio
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 160
Fat Bunny
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 125
Ibis Moon Barq
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 550
Racing Cats
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 130
Full Moon Boat
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 320
Snake Riders
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 150 - $ 170
Egyptian Serpents
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 150
Wavy Snakes at Home
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 250 - $ 260
Carolina Wren
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 130
Hope
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 550
Lost at Sea
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 500
Magpies
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 440 - $ 460
Barbet
Wood Sculpture

by Dona Dalton
$ 130