In Diana and the Coursing Cheetahs, myth is brought to the present. MacDonald portrays the female at her height during the close of the 20th century as a synthesis of physical strength, spiritual determination and sensual grace. The complex composition includes tremendous energy and movement as all three figures are in flight. The long strides of Diana and the cheetahs are gracefully executed and charged with energy. Dianas facial expression of intense focus and determination, lends psychological gravity to this piece.