Donna Rhae Marder


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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Oilcloth Dress (for Joanie)

    Sewn Mexican oilcloth

    Size 2

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Oilcloth Dress (for Joanie)

    Sewn Mexican oilcloth

    Size 2

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Oilcloth Dress (for Joanie)

    Sewn Mexican oilcloth

    Size 2

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    Snapshot Dress (for Catherine)

    Sewn photographs, papers

    Size 4

    Private Collection

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Snapshot Dress (for Catherine)

    Sewn photographs, papers

    Size 4

    Private Collection

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Flight Map Dress (for Julia)

    Sewn Maps, various papers, paint

    Size 10

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Flight Map Dress (for Julia)

    Sewn Maps, various papers, paint

    Size 10

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    The Penultimate Dress (for Kathy)

    Sewn paper, buttons, iridescent paint

    Size 4

    Private Collection

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    The Penultimate Dress (for Kathy)

    Sewn paper, buttons, iridescent paint

    Size 4

    Private Collection

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Twinings Dress (for Maddy)

    Sewn teabag wrappers, buttons

    Size 4

    Private Collection

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Twinings Dress (for Maddy)

    Sewn teabag wrappers, buttons

    Size 4

    Private Collection

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    The Final Dress (for Jessica)

    Sewn photographs, old buttons, various papers

    Size 10

    Artist's Collection

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    Tea Dress

    Sewn teabags

    Size 3

    Collection of the Fuller Craft Museum

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Tea Dress

    Sewn teabags

    Size 3

    Collection of the Fuller Craft Museum

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    100 GWs

    Sewn currency, matches

    15" diameter x 9.5" high

    Private Collection

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    100 GWs

    Sewn currency, matches

    15" diameter x 9.5" high

    Private Collection

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Craft Vessel 1

    Sewn 35mm slides, wire

    14" diameter x 15" high

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Craft Vessel 1

    Sewn 35mm slides, wire

    14" diameter x 15" high

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    English Irish Teapot

    Sewn tea wrappers, fabric, wire

    9" x 7" x 6.5"

    Collection of the Fuller Craft Museum

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Oval Geometric Lace Teapot

    Sewn lace, wire

    5" x 10.5" x 5.5"

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Oval Geometric Lace Teapot

    Sewn lace, wire

    5" x 10.5" x 5.5"

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    Yardage 3: Photos

    Sewn paper, cord, acrylic paing

    36" x 61" x 2.5"

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Yardage 3: Photos

    Sewn paper, cord, acrylic paing

    36" x 61" x 2.5"

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    Yardage 4: Coffee Filters (Pleated)

    Sewn coffee filters

    29" x 42" x 6.5"

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    Yardage 4: Coffee Filters (Pleated)

    Sewn coffee filters

    29" x 42" x 6.5"

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    Yardage 5: Held Together by Matches

    Sewn paper, matches

    30" x 42" x 2"

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    Yardage 5: Held Together by Matches

    Sewn paper, matches

    30" x 42" x 2"

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Double Solitaire

    Sewn playing cards and metallic paper

    42” x 46” x 2”

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    Donna Rhae Marder
    Carol & Chris Diptych

    Sewn silk neckties

    15" x 22" each

    Private Collection

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Donna Rhae Marder
Oilcloth Dress (for Joanie)

Sewn Mexican oilcloth


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Donna Rhae Marder
Oilcloth Dress (for Joanie)

Sewn Mexican oilcloth


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Oilcloth Dress (for Joanie)

Sewn Mexican oilcloth


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Donna Rhae Marder
Snapshot Dress (for Catherine)

Sewn photographs, papers


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Snapshot Dress (for Catherine)

Sewn photographs, papers


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Donna Rhae Marder
Flight Map Dress (for Julia)

Sewn Maps, various papers, paint


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Donna Rhae Marder
Flight Map Dress (for Julia)

Sewn Maps, various papers, paint


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Donna Rhae Marder
The Penultimate Dress (for Kathy)

Sewn paper, buttons, iridescent paint


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The Penultimate Dress (for Kathy)

Sewn paper, buttons, iridescent paint


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Donna Rhae Marder
Twinings Dress (for Maddy)

Sewn teabag wrappers, buttons


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Twinings Dress (for Maddy)

Sewn teabag wrappers, buttons


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The Final Dress (for Jessica)

Sewn photographs, old buttons, various papers


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Donna Rhae Marder
Tea Dress

Sewn teabags


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Tea Dress

Sewn teabags


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Donna Rhae Marder
100 GWs

Sewn currency, matches


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Donna Rhae Marder
100 GWs

Sewn currency, matches


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Donna Rhae Marder
Craft Vessel 1

Sewn 35mm slides, wire


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Donna Rhae Marder
Craft Vessel 1

Sewn 35mm slides, wire


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Donna Rhae Marder
English Irish Teapot

Sewn tea wrappers, fabric, wire


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Donna Rhae Marder
Oval Geometric Lace Teapot

Sewn lace, wire


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Donna Rhae Marder
Oval Geometric Lace Teapot

Sewn lace, wire


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Donna Rhae Marder
Yardage 3: Photos

Sewn paper, cord, acrylic paing


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Yardage 3: Photos

Sewn paper, cord, acrylic paing


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Yardage 4: Coffee Filters (Pleated)

Sewn coffee filters


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Yardage 4: Coffee Filters (Pleated)

Sewn coffee filters


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Yardage 5: Held Together by Matches

Sewn paper, matches


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Yardage 5: Held Together by Matches

Sewn paper, matches


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Double Solitaire

Sewn playing cards and metallic paper


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Carol & Chris Diptych

Sewn silk neckties


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Donna Rhae Marder
Oilcloth Dress (for Joanie)

Sewn Mexican oilcloth


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Donna Rhae Marder
Oilcloth Dress (for Joanie)

Sewn Mexican oilcloth


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Donna Rhae Marder
Oilcloth Dress (for Joanie)

Sewn Mexican oilcloth


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Donna Rhae Marder
Snapshot Dress (for Catherine)

Sewn photographs, papers


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Donna Rhae Marder
Snapshot Dress (for Catherine)

Sewn photographs, papers


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Donna Rhae Marder
Flight Map Dress (for Julia)

Sewn Maps, various papers, paint


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Donna Rhae Marder
Flight Map Dress (for Julia)

Sewn Maps, various papers, paint


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Donna Rhae Marder
The Penultimate Dress (for Kathy)

Sewn paper, buttons, iridescent paint


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Donna Rhae Marder
The Penultimate Dress (for Kathy)

Sewn paper, buttons, iridescent paint


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Donna Rhae Marder
Twinings Dress (for Maddy)

Sewn teabag wrappers, buttons


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Twinings Dress (for Maddy)

Sewn teabag wrappers, buttons


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Donna Rhae Marder
The Final Dress (for Jessica)

Sewn photographs, old buttons, various papers


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Donna Rhae Marder
Tea Dress

Sewn teabags


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Tea Dress

Sewn teabags


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Donna Rhae Marder
100 GWs

Sewn currency, matches


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Donna Rhae Marder
100 GWs

Sewn currency, matches


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Donna Rhae Marder
Craft Vessel 1

Sewn 35mm slides, wire


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Donna Rhae Marder
Craft Vessel 1

Sewn 35mm slides, wire


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Donna Rhae Marder
English Irish Teapot

Sewn tea wrappers, fabric, wire


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Donna Rhae Marder
Oval Geometric Lace Teapot

Sewn lace, wire


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Donna Rhae Marder
Oval Geometric Lace Teapot

Sewn lace, wire


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Yardage 3: Photos

Sewn paper, cord, acrylic paing


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Yardage 3: Photos

Sewn paper, cord, acrylic paing


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Yardage 4: Coffee Filters (Pleated)

Sewn coffee filters


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Yardage 4: Coffee Filters (Pleated)

Sewn coffee filters


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Yardage 5: Held Together by Matches

Sewn paper, matches


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Yardage 5: Held Together by Matches

Sewn paper, matches


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Double Solitaire

Sewn playing cards and metallic paper


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Donna Rhae Marder
Carol & Chris Diptych

Sewn silk neckties


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Donna Rhae Marder has been using domestic themes, materials and methods to create artwork for over twenty years. All of her work uses a sewing machine as a sculptural tool and the debris of daily life as the material of art. Marder refers to herself jokingly as an indigenous suburbanite trying to make use of native materials. The artist addresses conservation issues that arise from using found materials by testing and de-acidifying all of her papers.

Statement

I have been taking items of little value and turning it into cherished ritual objects.  My husband and children have been supportive of my activity, if sometimes confused.  My oldest daughter recalls going away to college and stopping herself before she asked a family where they put their used teabags.  She recognized that not everyone saves their used teabags.  At our house, they have been kept (sometimes for years) to become Japanese teapots and little girl’s dresses.  The matches my parents saved became rya rugs and embellishment on moccasins.  Later I accumulated my own matches to incorporate in vessels made of dollar bills.  My life and work are Siamese twins—too late to separate them now.

Selected Collections

  • Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago, IL
  • Numerous private collections throughout the United States