Diana the Huntress is the result of the artist's six-month quest for the idealized feminine form. The myth of Diana as goddess of the hunt is well integrated into the sculpture: she is portrayed lean and well toned possessing the attributes of skillful hunter and she is poised upon an abstracted crescent moon, her sign, adding to the mystery of the hunt. The huntress’ bow rests at her feet, and Richard has captured the goddess in a moment of reverie. In addition, the skillful modeling and warm-toned patina create a fusion between the earthly and the other worldly qualities of Diana the Huntress.
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.