Public Art

 2011 Dowling College, Oakdale, NY


2006 New York City


Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY -  2005





Peace Arch International Park - 2005

Peace Arch State and Provincial Park straddles the US/Canadian border between Washington State and British Columbia...Blaine, Washington, south of Vancouver, B.C. There are entrances to the Park from both countries.

Outdoor Art Blooms in Carl Schurz Park - 2004

Dorothy Frankel's Sign Language Sculptures were on View Through December 2004

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the exhibition of three bronze sculptures by artist Dorothy Frankel at Carl Schurz Park. Located along John Finley Walk at 86th Street, the three bronzes depict human hands "speaking" the words for love and connection in sign language. Relationship-Connection (on loan from Henry Buhl), L.O.V.E. #2, and I Love You #1 are part of a larger series of work based on sign language that Dorothy Frankel completed in recent years. Slightly larger than life, the sculptures are modeled in terra cotta from a life model and then cast in bronze.

Patricia Hamilton, Public Art Coordinator & Dorothy with
2 of 3 sculptures
at Carl Schurz Park

"The hand gestures of these sculptures represent a form of visual poetry and communicate powerful and positive images of the human condition," said Frankel, who lives and works in Sag Harbor, New York. Reflecting Frankel's interest in surface color and texture, the patina's range from earthy red to dark green, and the bronze castings capture the imprint of the artist's hands.





 Bronze Arm, a sculpture by artist Dorothy Frankel, has been selected for installation at the Pratt Sculpture Park in Brooklyn, New York, sponsored by Pratt Institute.  The 11" x 32" x 5" sculpture is part of an ongoing series of bird feeder pieces and fountains that Frankel has created for outdoor spaces.  "I have always had an interest in feeding the birds, and visit the Morton Wildlife Refuge located between Noyac and Little Peconic Bays in Long Island with a supply of bird seed.  The threads that weave my sculptures together are the bonds between nature and spirit.  The evocation of these relationships gives the work serene and contemplative tones, offering sanctuary and opportunities for reflection."

 The sculptures of the Sag Harbor, New York-based artist have been exhibited in galleries, museums, and installation sites throughout the Northeast, including the C.W. Nelson Botanical Gardens in Sandisfield, Massachusetts; the Waterside Gallery in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts; the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, New York; the Pleiades Gallery in New York City; the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York; and the RVS Gallery and Gayle Wilson Gallery in Southampton, New York; BelleArte Gallery in West Hollywood, CA.  In addition, Frankel's work is in private and public collections throughout the United States, including those of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago; the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) and the Natures Conservancy in East Hampton, New York; AutoSplice Company in San Diego; Hampton Day School of Bridgehampton, New York; and Timberlake Farms, North Carolina. Her sculptures have been featured in various publications including the Wall Street Journal.