Miami-born, New York-based artist Michele Oka Doner has just celebrated her 70th birthday. With an impressive oeuvre of sculptures spanning more than five decades, Michele has developed the ability to simultaneously look both inward and outward—to notice the details in the everyday and then be able to place them in the context of the world at large. Though she has written books, designed objects and crafted furniture, she is most known for transforming organic materials into sculptures that intertwine animal, This story is from Kinfolk Issue Eighteen Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 42 Dream House The rise of renderporn. Arts & Culture Issue 40 In Season Potable water meets palatable design. Arts & Culture Issue 40 Olalekan Jeyifous On fantastical architecture and sci-fi Brooklyn. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Liana Finck The wobbly-lined cartoonist with a razor-sharp vision. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Botched Beauty When fine art gets in a fix. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 38 Needle Work In Seoul, the ancient art of tattoo is thrown into sharp relief.