Donna Mahan Studios

In the Studio

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I am a collector of found treasures. A treasure to me is a found object, abandoned by its owner and rediscovered by me for a new life in my studio. – Donna Mahan

Donna Mahan’s art evolves from “found treasures” that many people might discard. She is inspired by the beauty of distressed wood, rustic metals, weathered shells, pottery shards, rocks and textiles. She takes these objects and encircles them with vibrant colored glass from various sources.

Together the elements create an assemblage of complimentary natural objects rich in texture, color and form. The end result is a dynamic Donna Mahan and whimsical interplay of illuminated objects brought together to portray an exciting and mysterious story. Donna lives and creates in North Truro, Massachusetts.

A treasure to me is a found object, abandoned by its owner and rediscovered by me for a new life in my studio. I see myself as a storyteller capturing artifacts from everyday life

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Sent by an admirer from Pennsylvania — a great example of what I work from!I am a collector of found treasures.