Dora Natella completed her commemorative portrait bust of Ignacy Paderewski, the Polish composer, pianist and statesman. In early November, Natella will install the bust in the Friendship Botanic Garden in Michigan City, Indiana. An unveiling ceremony will take place in spring 2018.
Natella’s sculptures evoke universal ideas relating to the human condition. She is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at IU South Bend, where her works Euterpe’s Gift and Gaia grace the campus. She exhibits locally, nationally, and internationally. Her artwork is included in various public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Her sculpture Cruz is part of the permanent collection of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Merida, Venezuela.