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Hi! I'm Dorne and I'm an artist. I've created a lot of art of the years, including

projection mapped video, writing, drawing, and now these lovely creatures

called Critterz. In the past year the Critterz have been quietly debuting at

small, mostly private exhibitions across the South and are now ready to

make your event or festival awesome!

 

THE CRITTERZ INFLATABLES

The Critterz are alien beings from outer space who have come to remind us of who we are and how wonderful life is. They are sewn of 70D ripstop nylon, powered by specially made high velocity industrial fans. 

 

Selected Exhibitions: Charlotte International Arts Festival, 2023; Emergence Burn, 2023; Ignite Burn 2023; Welcome Home Art Festival 2023; Coracle, 2022.

 

THE TEMPLE OF CHANGE

Temple of Change, 2022-2023. The Temple of Change is an immersive art experience commissioned simultaneously for Charlotte SHOUT! 2022, and Artfields, 2022. Designed to celebrate the changes we all experience, the Temple invites you to visit, enjoy the quiet atmosphere, and write about your changes on the walls. 

 

Selected Exhibitions: Charlotte SHOUT! 2022; Artfields, 2022


 

FIRE TREE

The Fire Tree is a 14’ tall welded copper sculpture, shaped like a tree; it features eight branches on two levels, and each branch is its own flame bar. Powered by propane. When lit, the Fire Tree gives off a warm glow and is tall enough to stand under. Commissioned for The Five Elements festival, the tree has made appearances there and at numerous Burns and outdoor events. 

 

Selected Exhibitions: Emergence, 2022, Five Elements, 2019


 

VIDEO INSTALLATIONS, PROJECTION MAPPING AND FILMS 

 

A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF CHARLOTTE

‘A People’s History of Charlotte’ is a 12 minute, four-screen video history of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, presenting history from the point of view of the people who lived it, not the powerful who controlled them. Designed to be projection mapped on the front of the McColl Center for Visual Art,  ‘A People’s History ‘ debuted at Charlotte SHOUT 2019, and was reprised in 2022 at The Charlotte International Arts Festival as part of a Blumenthal Fellowship. 



 

FACES OF CHARLOTTE

‘Faces of Charlotte’ is a 200 minute compilation video of interviews with over 100 Charlotteans on how they came to the city and why they love it.  Designed to be projected in large outdoor spaces.Commissioned for Charlotte SHOUT 2019.

 

SPIN REVOLUTION

A Three-screen immersive experience of abstract flora and fauna set to a soothing soundtrack. Commissioned for the Transformus Regional Burn, and seen there and at numerous Burns and outdoor events since 2011.

 

FLOWER CHILD- BEAUTIFUL POETRY FOR BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN

A two-episode series of children’s poetry set to animation and live action video.Distributed nationally.

 

INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILMS

Wrote, produced and directed three independently financed narrative feature films: “The Great Unpleasantness”, “The Closest Thing to Heaven”, and “Lullaby”, all of which played numerous film festivals around the country and Great Britain. This was a long time ago and I’m a different sort of artist now but thought you should know about it.


 

DRAWING AND DIGITAL ART

 

Draw and paint in pen and ink and digital mediums; commissioned work for book covers, personal occasions. See PentesStudios.com for examples. 

 

CORPORATE,COMMERCIAL AND NON-PROFIT WORK

 

Wrote and directed three feature films: ‘The Closest Thing to Heaven’, ‘Lullaby’,  and ‘The Great Unpleasantness’ which played in film festivals around the country and played on public television.

 Co-Owner of WonderWorld, a video production company, producing high-end corporate video, TV commercials, and documentaries since 2005. See our website @ https://www.wonderworldtv.net for more info.

 

FELLOWSHIPS:

 Blumenthal Fellow, Blumenthal Arts, 2022 and 2023

 

EDUCATION

 

BA, English, UNC-Chapel Hill; MFA, Filmmaking, New York University.

 

PERSONAL: Married, two grown children; avid outdoors person.

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