"Brazilian Feathers" does not spring from the refined world of ballet, but from the elemental, tribal rhythms of a far earlier form of dance. Bedecked with the feathers of exotic birds, this dancer conjures images of the type of dance performed barefoot around a communal fire; primitive and unrestrained. Plumed, masked, and powerful, she communicates energy and freedom, and demonstrates again that Richard MacDonald can convey the excitement of movement like no other.
In 2014 and 2015, Richard MacDonald focused intently on the minerals and pigments of his patina process - specifically on the color red. Shortly thereafter, the artist revealed his discoveries in a new exhibition entitled “Richard MacDonald: Red.” The exhibition, which highlights MacDonald's creative immersion into the hue, the emotion, and narrative of color, represents a profound new direction in the artist's work.